Collective Encounters Masterclass Programme 2018

1-27 Bridport St, Liverpool L3, January – March 2018

The Annual Masterclass programme is designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of artists, administrators and project managers delivering participatory activities in the arts, museums and libraries.


Creative Ageing: Delivering excellence in participatory activities for older people 

Tuesday 13th February 2018, 10.30am – 5.00pm, Liverpool

This full day seminar will explore different approaches to designing and delivering first class participatory arts and cultural activities for older people.


Delivering workshops in unusual places

Wednesday 31st January 2018, 12.30pm – 4.00pm, Liverpool

This half day seminar is designed to support emerging and more established artists to develop their practice and confidence in delivering workshops in non-arts settings. The session will draw upon Collective Encounters’ experience of working in homeless hostels, hospitals, day centres, community centres, libraries, drop-in centres and care settings.


Demystifying evaluation: Measuring the social impact of participatory activities

Thursday 1st March 2018, 12.30pm – 4.00pm, Liverpool

This half-day seminar will outline the theory and practicalities of measuring the social impact of participatory activities on individuals and communities.


Effective Facilitation with Hard to Reach Adults

Thursday 22nd February, 11am – 8pm and Friday 23rd February,  9.30am – 4.00pm, Liverpool

This two day course will explore good practice in theatre facilitation when working with hard to reach adults. It will introduce ideas on how to engage reluctant participants, techniques for dealing with conflict, ready tested exercises and activities that work well in settings for hard to reach adults and the different types of outcomes that can be expected. On the evening of 22nd February you will attend a performance with an adult participatory theatre group, and on the final afternoon you will have the opportunity to facilitate exercises with adults from Collective Encounters’ Transitions programme.


Managing Arts Projects with a Social Impact

Wednesday 21st March 2018, 10.30am – 5pm, Liverpool

This full day course provides a nuts and bolts approach to managing arts projects with a societal impact from planning to evaluation.


For more information or to book call 0151 345 6266.