Facilitated by Tessa Mendel, with Terri Whetstone, this is an experiential training in which participants learn and explore the principles and practices involved in using the creative arts in community. The training will include the design and facilitation of community-based creative art programs, participatory experiences of different art forms (including theatre, dance, music and visual arts), arts-based approaches to personal and social transformation, and using an anti-oppressive framework to work with issues of diversity, inclusivity and identity in different communities. Participants will be introduced to the Creative Arts Learning Cycle (CALC) developed by Tessa Mendel). Basics elements of project coordination, including scheduling, budgeting and public relations will also be covered.
The training takes place over a series of Saturdays in February and March.
Enrolment is limited to 15 and the training will run with a minimum of 8. If the minimum is not reached the training will be postponed and your fee refunded.
Payment of fee ensures your spot in the training - and must be paid before February 7, 2012.
Please email Terri at email@example.com to register make payment arrangements.
Dates: Saturday February 11, 18, March 3, 24, 31, 2012
Fee: $275.00 in total for all five sessions.
Location: 4Cs Foundation Program Room, Suite 104, Cornwallis Street, Halifax, NS. (Note: This is a ground floor, accessible space.)
Time: Doors will be open at 9:30 a.m. to welcome you and give you time to settle. Training will start each day at 10:00 am sharp. We will end each day by 4:30 pm.
Refreshments: Coffee, tea and water are included in your fee. We strongly suggest you bring a bagged lunch and snacks, as there are some restaurants close by however, we will be keeping lunch to a 45 minute break.
Brief Overview of Training Content
Day One (Feb. 11) The Big Umbrella - Community Arts Overview:
- What is Community-based Art all about?
- Where do you fit?
Day Two (Feb. 18) Community-Based Arts for Social Change: Values and Issues for Designing Community: Arts Activities
- Adult Education Principles
- Social Identity
- Diversity and Inclusivity
Day Three (March 3) Transformative Methodology: An Introduction to the Creative Arts Learning Cycle (CALC):
- Design and Facilitation of Transformative Learning Experiences
- CALC Program Design
Day Four (March 24) Coordinating Projects:
- Budgets/ Fundraising
- Public Relations
Day Five (March 31) Putting Arts Engage Into Practice:
- Learning Reflections
- Moving into Action
REMINDER: Payment of the fee ensures your spot in the training - and must be paid before February 7, 2012.
Please email Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and make payment arrangements.
For more information email or call Terri at email@example.com or 422-4805.
We are looking forward to an exciting Arts Engage! training with you.