Strategic approaches to creative development are our efforts to fulfil our long-term potential as individuals, organisations and communities.
They are particularly focussed on finding systematic, coordinated approaches that make the best use of all our resources.
They are about staying positive, open to others and learning from our experience.
We will create our own programme as we go by adopting a reflective, developmental approach to our practice and using everything we learn to adopt increasingly strategic approaches.
We will see how exploring questions like:
Can help us create our own:
And enable us to:
Live a creative life
Find our fellow travellers
Create the context for change
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.
None. Everyone is welcome, every contribution matters.
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.
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:
An invitation to explore our creative potential’ is an open introduction to Arts in Development. Choose this programme if you are looking to learn more about Arts in Development or to get an overview of all our work.
Collaborative Creative Development is the process of building our capabilities together. Choose this programme if you would like to join a small peer-support network or team and create your own sustainable development resource.
Sustainable Social Change is about what we can achieve together when we engage with our creative potential. Choose this programme if you would like to contribute to an on-going enquiry and growing resource for inclusive creative development.
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’.
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.