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‘What are you trying to do in the world that’s so big you need more people
- and more diverse people - to help you do it?’
This is the BIG idea (and indeed question) at the heart of Purposeful Participation - an exciting and generative start point for cultural institutions to work with, opening up new avenues for participation, with people as participants in shaping cultural heritage, and institutions as places for that to happen.
Whilst we know that participation is not a new idea in the Cultural Heritage sector, we believe that truly putting purpose at the heart of how you are working with people is. We've developed Purposeful Participation with 12 individuals from 6 organisations spanning the sector, and we're excited to be sharing and building it further. You can read more about where this work came from here. But this is your chance to get involved.
WHAT WE WILL UNPACK
The Big Idea:
Purposeful Participation, and how to get started
The Participation Strategy Map:
A tool to help you articulate and work back from impact, rather than just delivering cultural experiences for people in the form of visitor attractions (exhibitions, shows etc).
Introducing the idea of Cultural Intrapreneur:
Unpacking the characteristics needed to get going with this work. Inspiration from inside and outside the sector: What this work really looks like in practice.
Please note, this bootcamp has been designed for people working within the cultural heritage sector, if you have any questions about the suitability of the workshop, please get in touch.
WHY NEW CITIZENSHIP PROJECT?
At New Citizenship Project we have a clear point of view: we believe that when people have the opportunity they can and want to shape the society they live in. And that how we involve people crucially starts with how we think of people.
This training will be a blend of theory, case studies and practical tips and tools, aiming to equip you with ideas to try back at work to start to work with Purposeful Participation in your organisation.
LOCATION: LONDON (TBC)
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I found attending the Bootcamp was a bit like a finishing school, which enabled me to tweak our project just a few days before launching. So far the interest and uptake has been really encouraging and I don't think our project would have been as strong without this."
— Gillian Easson, Creative Dundee
We've made a LinkedIn group for all you cultural intrapreneurs interested in #PurposefulParticipation. We very much want this work to be to be out in the open and something we can build and develop with as many of you as we can - so we hope to see lots of you contributing there! As you get to grips with the guide it'd be great if you could start to share:
How are you getting on?
Any stand out sections or exercises?
Anything proving particularly insightful or challenging?
Your first crack at articulating a 'Purposeful Question' for your organisation
Anything you might need support with, or anything you could help someone else out with
We see this work as being led by people like you - this is your space to get going!