Neighbourhood Creative Agents

  • Do you believe in the creative power of your community?
  • Are you curious about the talents, treasures and possibilities of your place?
  • Would you like to share and learn together with your neighbours?
  • Join us – make something happen where you live!

We’re looking for six Creative Agents to join us on a 9-month peer learning adventure, to activate and mobilise creativity in your community. You will be supported to share and learn alongside others about how to nurture and enable the unique possibilities of your place and to work with your neighbours to make something happen together on your doorstep.

This adventure is all about unleashing the maker in everyone. If you’re curious about working on your doorstep and want to develop your skills as a collaborator, facilitator and advocate of community-led work. This is for you!

Find out more about the programme by downloading our Creative Agents Invitation Pack . Note, you must live in Amber Valley.

Ways to get involved:

Come along to our workshops and information sessions. We strongly recommend you attend at least one of these sessions before you apply, and each workshop will include a deep dive into the programme. However, you do not need to attend in order to apply, and you do not need to be committed to applying in order to come along and learn more at the workshops!

  • Workshop 1: The journey to co-creation (with Jodie Cresswell-Waring) 11th June- Infinite Wellbeing Centre (tbc)- 3.30-5pm
  • Workshop 2: What it means to work on your doorstep (with Jodie Cresswell-Waring) 17th June- Somercotes Village Hall (tbc) - 10-11.30am
  • Workshop 3: Planning for change and successful outcomes (with Sam Whelan) 27th June – Riddings Park Community Centre - 10.30am-12pm

Apply here (deadline 4th July 2024, decision by 1 August 2024)

Neighbourhood Creative Agents is a Make/Shift collaboration with PlatformThirty1.

Photo credits: Pictoria

Read the workshop blogs here:

What it means to work on your doorstep

What it means to work on your doorstep This is a quick recap of the second in a series of three workshops hosted in collaboration with PlatformThirty1 as part of our new Creative Agents programme. The session was led by Jodie Cresswell-Waring and held at Somercotes Village Hall on Tuesday 17th June, 2024. How might we step outside or...

The Journey To Co-Creation

The Journey To Co-Creation This is a quick recap of the first in a series of three workshops hosted in collaboration with PlatformThirty1 as part of our new Creative Agents programme. The session was led by Jodie Cresswell-Waring and held at Infinite Wellbeing Community Centre in Heanor on Tuesday 11th June 2024. What does it...

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