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Place Makers – Slow Growth

From October 13th to 16th we are asking members and friends of CHARTS to share their stories of #slow growth and help everyone gain insight into the unique values and variety of personal creative development in culture, heritage and arts in Argyll and Isles.

On the evening of Tuesday October 20th (7-8.30pm) please join us for a free-to-access webinar sharing stories of slow growth from potter Michaela Goan from Seatree Argyll, textile artist Deborah Gray and sculptor Melanie Chmielewska. Register here.

On Thursday October 22nd (7-9pm), we invite CHARTS members to sign up for an online Zoom-based workshop to explore how existing groups would 'grow' in new ways with a paid staff member for culture, heritage or arts in Argyll and Isles. We’ll share examples of collective projects and approaches, then use design methods for you to share and develop your ideas and make new connections. Register here.

There is £5,500 available for each of three creative, ‘place making’ collaborations across Argyll & Isles and participation in the Place Makers workshops, or Dr Michael Pierre Johnson’s Mapping Your Creative Growth workshop, is a mandatory requirement for submitted proposals. The call for proposals will open shortly.

Who’s making all this happen?
CHARTS is working with The Glasgow School of Art’s Innovation School, supported by Creative Scotland’s Create:Networks fund, to explore with our members what they and local places need to survive and thrive. 

This engagement forms part of the ‘Micro-Cluster Networks’ project, which will provide funds and expert support to local creative and cultural collaborations, or ‘micro-clusters’, to deliver projects for places and communities in the region.