This Craft Scotland event will provide you with an introduction to the necessary skills, approaches and experience to work with hard-to-reach audiences.
Event date: Monday 24 June 2019
Time: 1.45pm – 5pm
Location: The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ
Free event, booking essential. Please book by 9am, Wednesday 19 June 2019.
Makers, have you ever wanted to run a community workshop or take part in a longer-term local engagement project? This Craft Scotland event will provide you with an introduction to the necessary skills, approaches and experience to work with hard-to-reach audiences.
You will hear from professionals who are working with schools and adults with mental health or additional support needs and gain an insight into how artists and makers have worked within local community settings. It will guide you through engaging participants in projects and how to encourage learning through making.
The speakers are Kevin Harrison, Director at Artlink Central, Stefanie Cheong, jeweller and Craft Development Officer at Fife Contemporary and Debi Banerjee, Curator for Learning at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. You will hear first-hand how organisations organise their programmes, select makers and how they achieve results for their community.
This event will give you the opportunity to meet and share knowledge with fellow makers and community project specialists.
You will gain an understanding of:
- How to devise, lead and evaluate community projects from concept to delivery
- What the legal framework is around working with hard-to-reach audiences. Including a list of useful contacts for PVG disclosure and insurance.
- How to calculate your rates of pay and expenses
- This is a free event running 1.45pm - 5pm on Monday 24th June 2019 and includes a tour of The Engine Shed.
Tour of The Engine Shed
We are running two tours of The Engine Shed on the day, at either 2pm or 4.30pm, and the tour lasts for 30 minutes. Craft Scotland will contact attendees by email in advance of the event to confirm the tour options.
The Engine Shed is Scotland’s dedicated building conservation centre. The building was once a military goods and transfers shed, built sometime between 1896 and 1913. In 2017, after an extensive restoration, the Engine Shed opened its doors to the public. During the guided tour, you’ll learn more about the building and restoration including how traditional materials were used in a contemporary way.
Directions and access information
Venue:The Engine Shed