This one-day workshop will take a practical look at developing both our own skills as reflective practitioners and encouraging reflection with our participants. It will build on Chrissie’s work on Training the Reflective Practitioner; using creative and arts based approaches to describe and evaluate our work through our practice. It will explore alternative styles of leadership and facilitation, working in teams, and cross-disciplinary collaborations. And, within the specific context of the Heart of Glass programme, it will touch on the role of the participatory artist in supporting wider access to arts and culture in places of least engagement.
Chrissie Tiller is a creative facilitator, writer and teacher, alongside her current role as Director of the MA in Participatory and Community Arts at Goldsmiths. A Churchill Fellowship in 1990 to examine the role of arts and culture within social, political and economic change led to her initiating and leading programmes focused on the needs of artists working in participatory contexts across Central & Eastern Europe, the EU, Turkey, Palestine, Uganda and Japan. Recent writing on participatory arts practice includes the Participatory Arts Alphabet for Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, International Participatory Arts Practice for ArtWorks and Training the Reflective Practitioner for the Hybrid Lives of Teaching Artists.