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Action Learning Taster

  • Stroud Valley Arts 4 Saint John Street Stroud GL5 2HA United Kingdom (map)
  • Are you an independent artist or producer with at least five years experience working in the arts or cultural sector?
  • Are you currently based or wanting to base yourself in Gloucestershire?
  • Would you benefit from structured space and time to develop your artistic ideas and solve current professional challenges?

Then Action Learning could be for you!

What is Action Learning? 
Action learning is an inspiring approach to professional development that offers a small group of peers a structured and reflective way to explore the issues they face.  You can read more here.
Participants in the learning set CG ran last year developed problem-solving, listening, and management skills. Have a look at the blog of one of the current participants involved in the pilot. 

‘I would wholeheartedly recommend this programme to anyone who wants personal development - I began quite sceptically…these sessions and working within the group felt very real and I have gained new behaviours that I can take away with me and use to better myself and organisations that I work for.’

Why is CG offering an Action Learning Set in Gloucestershire?
Our aims for the Action Learning Set and eventual network: 
CG wants to grow a pool of extraordinary and diverse artists and producers in Gloucestershire.  This underpins our manifesto aims, which you can read about here.
We think action learning sets are a great way to support artists and producers to grow and develop their practice and to make new connections and relationships with others working in the sector.

What is involved:
Alongside a group of 6 - 8 peers you will need to commit to taking part in 6 full or half day meetings over 7 - 9 months.  

Want to know more before you apply?
Create Gloucestershire is offering a FREE Action Learning taster on:

Date: Thursday 24 March 2016
Time: 2.00 - 5.00pm
Venue: Stroud Valleys Artspace (SVA), 4 John Street, Stroud.  GL5 2HA

This will provide you with an opportunity to: 

  • Learn more about how an action learning set might benefit you
  • Hear first hand from those who took part in our first Action Learning pilot
  • Meet Joanna Ridout, the AL facilitator who will run the group. 


Then apply by email, very briefly explaining who you are, your involvement in arts and culture in Gloucestershire and why Action Learning interests you (max 200 words) to:
By Deadline:  Friday 4 March 2016, 9am.  
Spaces on the FREE taster are limited – we will select the first 30 people who fulfil the basic criteria (5 years professional arts/cultural experience and based in/moving to Gloucestershire).  We will let all applicants know if they have been successful via email by: Thursday 10 March
If you decide Action Learning is for you, then the formal application process will open in April 2016.  More details to follow. 


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