Who we are
Collective Encounters specialises in Theatre for Social Change and is committed to developing innovative and exemplary participatory practices. Over the last 11 years the company has shaped its own unique approach through collaborating with a wide range of vulnerable and marginalised communities, and has gained an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in the field. Collective Encounters’ research lab conducts practice-as-research through the delivery of this work, as well as undertaking and commissioning academic and sector-based research into aspects of emerging and best practice. The company is committed to sharing its learning with the wider sector and providing CPD opportunities for both emerging artists and experienced professionals working across participatory, community and collaborative arts disciplines.
All master classes will be co-facilitated by Collective Encounters’ Artistic Director, Sarah Thornton and Head of Participation, Mandy Redvers-Rowe. Training methodology will involve tutor presentation, group discussion, practical workshop components and action learning sets. Participants will be provided with high quality materials to take away with them to support and remind them of their learning. All master classes run from 10 am – 5 pm and are based at Collective Encounters’ workshop space: MPAC, 1-27 Bridport Street, Liverpool, L3 5QF.
Saturday 20th May – Arts and Dementia
Saturday 15th July – The Collective Encounters’ Approach to Participatory Theatre
Saturday 21st October – Managing Arts Projects with Social Impact
Each full day masterclass costs £85 (£65 unwaged).
Book two for £150 saving £20
Book all three for £200 saving £55
What people have said
Evaluations from previous master classes have shown that 70% of people who attended said the course exceeded their expectations and 85% said they felt able to put the training into practice. Participants have said:
“A fantastic session, good balance of theory/research/advocacy info and practical skills to put into practice.”
“Brilliant training day, will recommend it to colleagues and friends. Brilliant trainers – very knowledgeable and inspiring. Thank you so much”
The training days are enhanced by a range of resources for participants to take away including Collective Encounters’ policy and procedure documents, bibliographies for further reading and support materials from the day.