The aim of the professional development programme is to support and develop Birmingham’s cultural workforce, to enable the delivery of high impact art interventions.
The field of community and participatory arts has grown in recent years and is undertaken by arts organisations as well as individuals. The broadening of the client base requires the freelance workforce to maintain and develop their skills to meet this breadth of demand and be aware of current issues and policies within the field.
Hybrid has developed a varied training programme for artists which includes a range of sessions and opportunities for engagement. In brief these are:
1. Action learning sets to share challenges and find solutions
2. Visits to arts organisations to learn more about who, what and how
3. Panels/ Talks on themes such as health and community cohesion
4. Café style conversations on project development, delivery and evaluation