Creative Seminar Series

All Projects

Tuesday 9 October

10.00-12.30, Town Hall, Bishops Castle, Shropshire.

Business and Succession Planning, led by Meadow Arts

Contemporary, visual arts company Meadow Arts, explain some of the processes in-volved in business and succession planning for creative organisations.

Founded in 2004 and an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation since 2012, Meadow Arts have a wealth of experience in delivering dynamic contempo-rary projects in rural areas. The creative process is underpinned by careful planning and business management, some of which will be explained during this informal ses-sion open to Shropshire arts organisations of every size, new or established.

Lunch provided.


Monday 15 October

2.00 – 4.00, The Hive, Shrewsbury

Equality and Diversity Seminar led by DASH

How to Change the World in Half a Day!

Equality and Diversity are the basic building blocks for a just and fair Society.

How do we make this happen?

We can't change the World in half a day but we can bring you our ideas and experiences built upon our lived knowledge of Disability arts.

The seminar will include:

• What is Equality and Diversity: The history of struggles for equal rights and justice

• What is Disability arts. Looking at the book 'The Incorrigibles' and the National Disability Arts Archive

• Disabled artists and Learning Disabled artists. Q and A with Tanya Raabe Webber her work as a Disabled artist, activist and Art Studio 01 Shrewsbury Learning Disabled art studio

• Cultivate Film. Cultivate was a 3 year mentoring programme for Disabled visual artists based in the West Midlands

• How to be inclusive Discussion on what you need to do to make your programmes inclusive

Afternoon tea provided.


Friday 9 November

5.00 – 9.00pm (including an Arts Alive show)

Engaging and developing rural audiences ;

led by Sian Kerry, Arts Alive and Cate Latchford, local volunteer promoter for All Stretton Village hall

Presenting work in community venues is very different to presenting work in 'proper' theatres. Sian and Cate will review principles and use some real examples to show how we can reach new audiences and build an appetite for the 'unknown', 'riskier' work beyond the obvious crowd pleasers!

Arts Alive is the rural touring scheme for Shropshire and Herefordshire and has been working with local promoters to deliver a wide variety of live professional work in informal spaces for 20 years. Arts Alive incorporates Flicks in the Sticks, the big-gest rural touring cinema circuit in the UK. Arts Alive is an Arts Council NPO.

5.00 - 6.45 Session at Church Barn, Bishops Castle, followed by a ticket to a show at SpARc with a sandwich tea provided in between. Live show at SpARc: Shane Shambu -Confessions of a Cockney temple Dancer, performance @ 19:30pm - 21:00pm

SpARc Bishops Castle, followed by attending a performance as part of Arts Alive ru-ral touring programme by Shane Shambhu. Shane is an actor, director, award-winning choreographer and Creative Director of Altered Skin. He is a creative vision-ary leading on artistic projects that seamlessly integrate differing artistic disciplines and languages. He draws on his knowledge of the Indian Performing Art of bha-ratanatyam and his extensive performance career spanning, dance, theatre, opera, music, mime, mask, circus, film, radio, literature, visual arts and poetry to create col-laborative projects that constantly defy categorisation.  


Wednesday 5th December

2.00 – 4.00 Evaluating Arts Projects,

led by Pentabus Theatre Company

At Pentabus, Bromfield

Evaluation is a key element of planning and delivering all arts projects at every level.

From the planning stages of a new creative project, through to participant engage-ment, delivery and internal feedback in order to build on success and mitigate prob-lems, Pentabus will explore a number of different evaluation techniques for internal and external use.

The workshop will be led by Artistic Director Sophie Motley and Producer Jon Chartres.

Refreshments provided.

To book for any of the free places on these creative seminars email or phone 07753 659981


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