Arts in Development: An invitation to explore.

Instructor

David Richmond

Director

David Richmond FRSA is Director of Arts in Development: ‘I have made it my life's work to pursue sustainable social change. From running  local youth groups as a teenager through the 17 years I spent as Chief Executive of the community benefit society: ‘art + power' my passion has been inspiring people to fulfil our potential as individuals and communities’.

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Overview

Overview

 

 

I’d like to invite you to explore the possibility of a better world - one where everyone has the capability to fulfil their potential. 

This development programme is open to anyone who is open to learning and development.  

It is a simple 'create your own' programme consisting of a wide range of reflections, examples, questions, suggestions and practical ‘next steps’ all of which are designed to help us realise our potential as individuals and communities.  

Do get involved in the discussions - everything you choose to share in response can help inspire others and help us build up a resource full of reflections, examples, questions, suggestions and next steps.

 

Objectives and outcome

The programme is designed to help us: 

  • Adopt development approaches can enhance our practice.
  • Engage with a process of collaborative creative development. 
  • Contribute towards lasting change in our lives and communities. 

We will explore questions like:

  •  Can we change the world?
  • How can we stay ‘in development?’
  • Can we create the context for lasting change?
  • How can we support each other?
  • Can we build a framework for lasting change?
  • How can people live creative lives?
  • How can places become enabling environments?
  • How can projects build inclusive communities?

By the end of the programme I hope you will have:

  • A greater understanding of how each of us can change the world.
  • Some practical tools to help us support each other.
  • An ability to create lasting change in our lives and communities. 

Programme Duration. 

Eight sessions, each taking approximately 1½ hours.  The course is not time limited. Please feel free to join whenever you like and work through the programme at your own pace. 

Programme Requirements. 

None. Everyone is welcome, every contribution matters. 

Accreditation.

A certificate of completion is provided on completion of the programme for those of you who choose to complete the tasks for the majority of the topics. 

Related Programmes.

This programme provides an overview of Arts in Development - a rolling programme of creative development. People completing this programme may like to consider the following:

  • Strategic approaches to creative development
  • Collaborative creative development.
  • Sustainable social change. 

 

About the instructor

David Richmond FRSA is Director of Arts in Development: ‘I have made it my life's work to pursue sustainable social change. From running  local youth groups as a teenager through the 17 years I spent as Chief Executive of the community benefit society: ‘art + power' my passion has been inspiring people to fulfil our potential as individuals and communities’. 

 

What do you think? 

 This course should be seen in the context of a long-term plan to build more creative and inclusive communities. So, do let me know if you have any suggestions to improve it.  Everything we learn will  help to improve the programme for ourselves and others. 

 

Course content

  • 1. Our Creative Potential.

  • 2: Strategic approaches to creative development

  • 3. The context for change

  • 4. Collaborative creative development

  • 5: A framework for change

  • 6. Creative people.

  • 7. Collaborative places.

  • 8. Contributing projects

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