Refreshing and Rebuilding: A Spring Clean for New Year

Well, we’ve had you on tenterhooks long enough and the time is now here to release the spring 2021 Learning and Engagement programme into the world. We’re so proud. 

While we’ll definitely be looking forward to shooing 2020 out the back door with a broom on Hogmanay, what better time than New Year to dust it all off, shake it all up, and rethink your work?

We’ve put together an exciting array of sessions which focus on “building back better”. We’ll be supporting our member groups to tackle inequality through embedding social and climate justice into their work, as well as celebrating new COVID-inspired projects, and working young people in new and interesting ways. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you in 2021!

YT Essentials Online: Adapting to the Climate Emergency
Tuesday 12 January 2021: 2pm
Keep Scotland Beautiful introduce the science of climate change and how arts and culture can play a crucial role as a catalyst for change.
Climate Action: A YTAS Working Bee
Tuesday 19 January 2021: 2pm
This first Working Bee will allow space to reflect on your current green practices and policies, and consider new and exciting ways to embed climate action into your work.
Creative Conversations: New Projects in a COVID World
Thursday 28 January 2021: 11am
Our series of informal Creative Conversations begins with some special guests who have thrown caution to the wind and started brand new and exciting creative projects amidst the COVID chaos. 
YT Essentials Online: Anti-Racism and Your Creative Practice
Tuesday 9 February 2021: 2.30pm
How can we identify systemic racism within the theatre industry? Join us to gain crucial insight into this vital issue for our artform.
The Facilitative Manager (two-day course)
Monday 15 and Monday 22 February 2021: 9.30am – 4.30pm
This two-day training is aimed at you if you currently manage a team or organisation. The course seeks to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in managing others using a more facilitative approach.
Lockdown Ideas Swap Shop: Insta-what?
Thursday 25 February 2021: 11am
Joined Performance Collective Stranraer member (and Tik Tok celebrity) Jared Rowan, as well as special guests, who will share some top tips for embracing social media as an engagement and creative tool.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: A YTAS Working Bee
Tuesday 2 March 2021: 2pm
The second of our Working Bees will offer space for you to reflect on your current inclusive approach, EDI policy (if you have one) and learning from the sector, and consider how you might be able to adapt your work to embed EDI principles into your programme.
Lockdown Ideas Swap Shop: Collecting Equalities Data
Thursday 25 March 2021: 11am
How do you collect equalities data from your participants and what do you do with it? Join us for our second Swap Shop of 2021, focussing on collecting equalities information in a meaningful and ethical way.

And Coming Soon…

A few other things that we’ve got up our sleeves, but are still TBC:

Climb Every Mountain: a facilitated hillwalk with members of the YTAS team, coming to a region near you! Basically, it’s netwalking, if that’s not too corny… Details will be released once we know what’s happening with the tier system nearer the time. 

Mental Health Awareness: An online session (probably around March) that will be followed by an IRL training session later in the year.  

Freelancers Toolbox: a series of sessions for the freelance workforce. 

Keep an eye on our social media for more information about these events as it’s released!


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