Building Creative Communities:
A practical workshop exploring citizen-led culture and co-creation for positive social change.
In this practical, two hour online workshop, 64 Million Artists will share their methods for creating citizen-led and co-created cultural projects. Participants will take part in learning, activities and discussion to explore creative engagement for positive social change.
Whether you’re a freelance practitioner with some experience, someone with an idea for a community project unsure about how to get started or are simply curious…this workshop is for you!
64 Million Artists work across the UK will all sorts of communities and organisations to engage creativity for cultural change. They work with libraries, care homes, schools, prisons, hospitals, organisations and communities of all sizes to create projects which promote creative wellbeing.
Participants do not need to have any prior experience of running community projects but may just have the seeds of an idea or are curious about citizen-led and co-created projects. Over two hours, participants can expect the following outcomes:
- An understanding of 64 Million Artists’ methodology for creating citizen-led work
- A framework for practicing cultural democracy
- A model of co-creation participants can use in any group setting
- Practical tools for developing their own community-based cultural projects
- Group discussion and peer support
- Information about further opportunities
The workshop leader, Chris Rolls, is 64 Million Artists’ Senior Project Manager. Chris has worked on large-scale community and place-based projects across the UK, including with Cities and Boroughs of Culture and also runs 64MA’s mental health projects. He is an experienced facilitator, workshop leader and runs 64 Million Artists training programmes. Chris has a background as a professional and community theatre and opera director and is also a trainee psychotherapist in private practice in East London.