The Art of Facilitation


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The Art of Facilitation:

Join Monique Jivram to explore artist facilitation approaches to support your professional practice. This short course will encourage, develop and inspire you to find your own facilitation style. It will give you useful introductory information and essential tools to lead your own workshops in schools, community settings or galleries.

You will be introduced to a variety of facilitation frameworks, health and safety requirements as well as gain useful tips to create smooth, engaging and accessible environments.

Expect a practical session where you will get the chance to work in small groups with plenty of time for discussion and exploration.

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What will I take away from this short course?
• An understanding of different settings for arts workshops
• Tools to deliver efficient and effective sessions
• Core skills for being an engaging arts facilitator

About the Facilitator
Monique has worked in arts engagement for over seven years. She has worked as a Commissioner, Curator of Participation Programmes and as an Artist Facilitator. Her experience includes education, community, arts centres and large gallery settings. As a trained teacher, producer and practising artist Monique combines learning strategies and arts techniques to create environments that champion the arts. Clients include Tate, Southbank Centre, Shape, Rich Mix, National Gallery, UAL, British Library, The Big Issue and a number of education settings.

Who is the course for?
As an introduction into artist facilitation, this course is relevant for those starting out or, for those returning to facilitation requiring refresh of knowledge and skills

What will the short course cover?
Topics that will be included are:
Tips and tools for running an arts workshop Considering accessibility
Learning styles
Health and safety requirements
Creating your own artist code of conduct Planning fun and interesting sessions. Overview of different settings to work in Useful dos and don’ts


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A Statement from the Board of Directors


Like many organisations, PAPER Arts has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. In 2020, on appointment of a highly skilled CEO, we made the bold decision to review our business model and begin a process of research and development in order to shape a new service and to better support creatives in Bristol with professional development, networking and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Throughout the pandemic we have proudly supported creatives in Bristol, with a focus on young people from St Pauls, our Creative Employment programme hosted over 20 sessions and we welcomed 17 young people to feed into our research and development proposal. 

However, the last 18 months have been a huge challenge, while we’ve been able to successfully deliver a plethora of projects since our inception seven years ago, we have been unable to secure the funding necessary to realise our ambitious plans for the future and to provide our organisation with much needed financial stability.

As a result, it is with a heavy heart that the current PAPER Arts team, made up of Grace, Kate, Katy, Lau and Amie will no longer be able to continue in their roles. Our small team has delivered a substantial amount of value to the community we serve and the Board of Directors are endlessly grateful for the skills and professionalism they bring with them each and every day. We are proud to know and work alongside such talented individuals and believe that the arts sector is a better place with them in it. 

The ideas generated by this team are inspiring and hopeful and the Board of Directors wholeheartedly believe in the importance of supporting the creative community in Bristol.

As September ends and the seasons change PAPER Arts will be going into hibernation in order to survive this adversity. Our voluntary Board of Directors will spend the coming months considering the future of PAPER Arts, the role we can play in the arts sector in Bristol and how we can sustainably move forwards. We don’t know what that will look like yet, but as soon as we are able to share more with you we will. 

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to speak to someone about the future of PAPER Arts please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] – Kirsten Cree, one of the Board of Directors will be monitoring this inbox. 

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