Escape offers a range of training support to facilitate quality of delivery across the creative health environment. Escape recognise the role of both a creative health facilitator and ‘participatory arts’ artist can be challenging. In our experience artists have encountered many difficulties in delivering across groups with diverse and often complex learning needs. For Escape, practitioner support and wellbeing is fundamental to effective, quality creative health delivery. Escape can offer:
Practitioner Wellbeing Training – guidance for working within groups with diverse learning and access needs, safeguarding for participants, artists and support staff, including the role of supervision and feedback support.
Creative Health Commissioner Workshop – an opportunity to talk to an Escape artist and participant whilst taking part in a creative ice-breaker activity. Try before you buy!
Project Continual Professional Development Workshops – to equip staff and volunteers with new transferable skills, to develop their own artistic skills and extend of the theme to the wider community.
Escape’s has recently led creative health workshop training as part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Creative Health Alliance Arts and Health Symposium at the Belgrade Theatre, South Warwickshire Mental Health – What’s Working Well in Warwickshire Conference and soon the Creative Health Alliance Mirror Image – Cultural Practitioner Wellbeing Symposium part of the Bedlam Festival at the MAC Birmingham.
The bus can be hire to deliver a range of community consultation events and activities. The mobile space ba simply turn up at any location enabling us to engage with a wide range of people and locations, from schools, GP Surgeries to supermarkets.
How do we engage? We often use our media equipment on the bus to engage with young people. Recent work has include consultation work with Stratford High School, Wellesbourne Youth Club and Bidford Youth Club on radio broadcasts, enabling young people to have their say on local issues that affect them.
The bus is used to lead creative heritage community engagement, where the bus is transformed into a heritage studio and mobile museum to inspire and work with local people on project themes. It has been used to support funfair activities on the mop and to collect people’s stories, a 1960’s cocktail bar to record oral histories and even a WWI Officers mess taking soldiers and artefacts into schools.
What our visitors say...
We had a lovely time visiting, enjoying the exhibits and tea & cake! Yummy! We think Emma and the team are first class… Keep shining!
The Timlins, Leamington Spa
Love this gorgeous find! A warm welcome and a step back in time, sprinkled with art!
The Johnsons, Saffron Walden
I’m an American tourist and this is the BEST place I have visited in England! They were so generous and welcoming! 100 out of 10 would recommend!
Anita Labelle, Boston