Practising well workshop

Date: Friday 12 March 2021

Time: 10 – 12:30pm

Event facilitator: Nicola Naismith, Visual Artist, Researcher and Trainer.

Positive for Both (2019) ALT text: Hand drawn quote – if the arts are positive for participants, so too should they be for the creative practitioners delivering them.

About the event:

Self Care and resilience are regularly used terms but what do they mean within a gallery education setting and socially engaged practice?

What does it look like to both be well and practice well? How can we keep well when working in an online setting within the landscape of Covid?

This session will introduce a range of reflective activities (including keeping a reflective diary, coaching, mentoring, peer to peer learning) and consider how they can be used.

14 places available

About the facilitator:

Nicola Naismith is a Visual Artist and Clore Fellow. She works with socially engaged practice through self initiated collaborations and working to commissions. She supports creative practitioners through research, advocacy and workshops and is the author of Artists Practising Well a report which explores the support needs of creative practitioners working in health and wellbeing settings. Alongside her research she works on the UHI MA Art and Social Practice and leads their Professional Practitioner module. Nicola also works as a coach, mentor and action learning set facilitator.

To book:

Engage Spring Training Programme

Engage is delighted to announce a programme of workshops and short courses which will run throughout February and March to provide training and skills development for those working in the gallery and visual arts education sector across the UK.

The programme will support colleagues in the sector to develop their understanding and skills in relation to issues which have become more urgent because of recent challenges, particularly since the pandemic, including mental health and wellbeing, the climate emergency, and supporting creative practitioners. Additionally a range of sessions will support colleagues to work in the online environment through the development of skills in digital facilitation, facilitating play online, and digital drawing, amongst other topics.

Engage has received generous support through the Cultural Recovery Fund administered by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation for core costs and sector support. As a result, we are able to offer funded places on our workshops and courses to those in England, supported through the Cultural Recovery Fund. We are able to offer free places to those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Sessions are suitable for colleagues who are employees, freelance, currently furloughed and unemployed. Engage members can take advantage of priority booking. Remaining places will be opened to bookings for others working in the sector.

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