How can we bring people together across difference to actively engage with challenges facing our communities? What are the real issues that concern people? How can we ask questions creatively to activate meaningful dialogue? What skills, resources and capacities do people already have that can be built upon?
The Art of Invitation explores creative ways of engaging communities in the ecological, cultural, and social challenges of our time. The workshop offers new creative tools for change that can resource you and your projects, groups, communities, and organisations.
Anyone looking for new creative ways to activate and engage diverse groups of people in responding to social, cultural and ecological challenges. People from a range of backgrounds will benefit - from social enterprises, community groups and co-operatives, to grassroots activists, artists and campaigners, as well as researchers, teachers, facilitators, academics, and management consultants.
Encounters Arts is a group of artists, producers, facilitators and change agents. Our mission is to create the conditions for a creative, caring, connected world in which all can learn to flourish, living together within the Earth’s ecological limits. Since 2003, Encounters has brought thousands of diverse people together in imaginative and transformative ways.
We design creative engagement projects to specifically support and guide participants to draw out and tell their stories and experiences, and we support people to feel that they are part of something in co-authoring a set of creative responses and ideas.