We offer a number of opportunities for professional artists looking to develop their practice within the participatory and community arts field:


Our Masterclass programme is designed to develop the skills of artists interested in collaborative practice and working in the participatory arts sector. We run four masterclasses annually, in areas that we have considerable experience in. These masterclasses focus on:

Click on the links above to download an information sheet about each course. Each masterclass runs from 10am – 5pm in our Liverpool City Centre base. A place on a masterclass costs £85 full price or £65 for those without a wage.

We have now announced our 2017 masterclass programme. Information and booking can be found here.



Our innovative mentoring programme offers emerging local theatre makers the chance to develop their practice and deliver high-quality performance work. The 2017 programme includes one-to-one mentoring and support with a Collective Encounters’ team member and placement opportunities with established arts organisations in the North West. Last year our mentoring programme, Creative Theatre Hub saw St. Helens emerging artists deliver high-quality performance work in libraries. To find out more about last year’s programme and to see what our emerging artists got up to, take a look here.