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For Artists: co|Create

The artists we work with are pioneering new ways of reaching out to, and working with, individuals and communities to empower them through creativity to change their lives and perspectives. To facilitate artists to do this ground breaking work, and continually innovate their practice, our co|Create programme provides structured support in the form of:

  • Training courses for emerging and established socially engaged artists
  • Creative Conversations bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners to reflect upon emerging issues and debates, and share ideas
  • Creative networking events to share inspiration and provide peer support.

Up coming events:

NEW Enterprise Works for Artists Course

4 Sessions: Tuesday 5th March - Tuesday 26th March 2019

Enterprise Works is a unique and practical business programme with a focus on Social Enterprise aimed at socially engaged artists and creatives who are looking to make social impact within their practice. Led by Creativity Works and the University of Bath, it explores an array of ideas...
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[POSTPONED] Self-Portraiture as Visual Activism

Friday 15th February 2019, 2-5pm

Led by artist Noe Warren, this captivating and stimulating workshop aims to inspire artists and their socially engaged practice through an exploration of self-portraiture as a tool for visual activism. Through a mix of self-reflection, conversation, photography skills-learning, and ultimately a...
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[PAST EVENT] Creative Resilience Programme- Pilot Session

Friday 18th January 2019, 10am-4.30pm

NEWSFLASH – TWO PLACES NOW AVAILABLE!!!! We know how difficult it is to sustain a career in the arts; especially socially engaged arts. Be the first to experience our brand-new Creative Resilience Programme. Our approach uses evidence-based research and best practice to explore themes of...
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[PAST EVENT] Walking, Creating and Connecting

Thursday 24th January 2019, 10am - 1pm

Would you like to explore ways of walking to inspire your creativity, connect with your senses and create a deeper understanding of your relationship to place? Led by artist Christina Sanders, this three hour ‘Walkshop’ explores a range of approaches to walking, drawing on surrealist games to...
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[PAST EVENT] MECC Training: Are you making every contact count?

13 & 20 September - Limited places for this FREE training.

Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is about supporting people to make the most of every opportunity they have with the millions of people they come into contact with every day. Everyone who interacts with the public is able to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the population by...
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[PAST EVENT] Connect 5 Training

Tues 16th October 12 - 5pm, at Futures Hub, Bath City College.

The Connect 5 Programme is an accessible, evidenced based training that is relevant to the whole of the public facing workforce. It provides participants with skills and competencies that build confidence in having conversations about mental health and wellbeing. This is s ession 1 of 3. It...
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Online training, Level 2 Certification

6-8 weeks - Free - although T&Cs apply

We are very excited to be able to offer you a wide-range of FREE Level 2 courses with a nationally accredited NCFE/CACHE qualification on completion. This on-line training can provide essential core skills for Socially Engaged Artists when working in specific contexts with vulnerable groups. Artists...
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[PAST EVENT] Creative Speed Networking: The £50 Give-Away!

Weds 27 June 6-8pm BRLSI, Bath. £5

Sorry – This event has been cancelled.   Come and join us for a fun and friendly networking event where you will have the opportunity to meet Creativity Works staff and other artists from the area to discuss ideas and build new collaborations. We will be awarding £50 to the most exciting...
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[PAST EVENT] The Art of Creative Journaling with Jill Carter

Tuesday 27 March, Bath

Join us for a day exploring THE ART OF CREATIVE JOURNALING with Jill Carter, Multi-Media Artist. Creative Journaling is an open-ended process, which can be intuitive, practical, poetic and playful!  This Artists’ professional development workshop will offer space and time to explore ideas...
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*PAST EVENT* Creative Speed Networking

Thursday 07 December, Bath 18.00 - 20.00

Following on from the success of our event in August, the next creative networking event will be: Date: Thursday 07 December Time: 18.00 – 20.00 Location: The Bell Inn,103 Walcot St Bath, BA1 5BW Cost: £5 Come and join us for a fun and friendly networking event where you will have the...
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[PAST EVENT] Creative Speed Networking

Thursday 31 August, Bath 18.00 - 20.00

Come and join us for a fun and friendly networking event where you will have the opportunity to meet Creativity Works staff and other artists from the area. This event will focus on collaboration and we will engage in a speed-dating type exercise where we hope you will have stimulating exchanges and...
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Embedding Five Ways to Wellbeing into Arts Practice

Register your interest for the next course

The Embedding Five Ways to Wellbeing workshop is for artists who have a basic knowledge of the Five Ways and who are keen to extend their knowledge and embed the Five Ways into their practice.  We support participants to think about how they can use the Five Ways from simple to more complex ideas...
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[BOOKING CLOSED] Online training, Level 2 Certification

8-10 weeks - Free - although T&Cs apply

Online training, Level 2 Certification, 8-10 weeks Course options: Awareness of Mental Health Problems Awareness of Common Health Conditions Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Care Planning Dignity and Safeguarding End of Life Care Caring for Children and Young People Dementia...
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[PAST EVENT] Mental Health Training - Monthly Talks

Learn about Mental Health conditions & potential impact

In partnership with AWP NHS Partnership Trust Do you work with community groups or specific mental health groups, or are you interested in widening your understanding and awareness of mental health issues and conditions to start working in this area? If you are then these monthly courses and...
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[PAST EVENT] The Art Of Fundraising

Thursday 06 July, Bath

A full day workshop led by professional fundraiser Jo Byron and Rebecca Swindell, an artist with personal experience of successful fundraising for creative projects. We are very fortunate to be joined by Ruth Kapadia from Arts Council England who will present her perspective and advice in...
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[PAST EVENT] Mental Health Awareness Training for Artists & Volunteers

Monday 26th June 2017 10am-1pm and 2-4pm

Supporting People with Mental Health Needs and Supporting People with Mental Health Needs in Group situations For those of you who missed the first mental health awareness training day, the morning will cover Supporting people with mental health needs including mental health awareness, stigma,...
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[PAST EVENT] Creative Inspiration 2

Radical Landscapes with Camilla Nelson - Tuesday 16 May

Exploring Sound, Movement, Mark and Language making in the landscape Radical Landscapes offers a chance to explore sound, movement, mark- and language-making exercises in the landscape with a view to developing work, or simply to extend your existing practice. This workshop introduces a variety of...
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[PAST EVENT] Creative Care

For Activity Coordinators, Care Staff and Volunteers

This exciting new course is for anyone working with older people or involved in their care, it will introduce practical ideas in a range of art forms (including Apps), Dance, Drama, Visual Art and the Five Ways to Wellbeing across eight weeks and finish with presentations of ideas created through...
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[PAST EVENT] Creative Inspiration 1

Poem Factory with Camilla Nelson - Tuesday 07 March

Exploring material, embodied & performative approaches to collaborative language practice Artist Camilla Nelson will provide inspiration and new skills for artists of different disciplines through the sharing and exploration of the development of her work Poem Factory, which highlights the work...
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