It's easy to be daunted by the scale of social change required and to forget that a forest fire is often started with a single spark. All that are required are the right conditions. Indeed getting the initial conditions right is essential for any enterprise.
When I was 17 I worked with a team of tree surgeons. In those days, before these big chipping machines came into use we either took the wood we cut back with us or burnt it on site - that was often my task. Sometimes, particularly…Continue
My work is about helping people use the arts for personal, organisational and community development. I'm keen to encourage more people to engage with their own creative potential as I think this can help us build more inclusive, creative and sustainable communities. I'd like to share some of my thoughts about this process here - and to hear your ideas too!
Starting a new year reminds me of just how central to any programme of creative development is the process of working out what you…Continue
Here are some thoughts about taking the first steps towards realising your own creative potential - whilst supporting others to do the same.
Having made a start the next problem is often about maintaining that commitment. Creative development is a journey of incremental steps and it is inevitable that they’ll be setbacks on the way. (One step forward and two back is a natural, but not inevitable, state of affairs). However, I…
I've been working to establish a simple programme of creative development that can be used by people at any stage of their creative journey and that can be adapted successfully by individuals, organisations and networks. The groundwork has been done and I'm now starting out on the process. In addition to using the process myself I am also supporting: an organisation, a team of arts practitioners and a leadership network. What's more it's an open process so…