Action Learning Set

The Creative, Health and Wellbeing Partnership for Cornwall has as one of its aims:

‘to develop the capacity (skills, knowledge, resources) of the creative and cultural sector to participate in local health and wellbeing priorities’.

In response to that we are pleased to be able to offer a free professional development opportunity to freelance creative practitioners in Cornwall, who are involved in participatory arts practice. We are inviting applications to join a virtual action learning set. These sessions are normally worth £250.00 per participant. They are subsidised by Cornwall Council to support creative practitioners and bring more resilience to our creative sector during this unprecedented time.

Action Learning is a method of group coaching which involves questioning, listening to self and others and taking action on real issues that are inhibiting progress.

In a Virtual Action Learning Set, a group of 6 individuals agrees to meet 6 times, for a half day, online. During this time they establish a peer group they can trust and develop greater insight into managing difficult people and situations.

You can find out more about Action Learning here.

The set will be facilitated by Jayne Howard, Director of Arts Well CIC, who is a trained action learning set facilitator.

We have a brief application procedure in case we have more people applying than we can accommodate initially. Please check first that you are eligible for this opportunity and then complete the brief application form which you can download here.


Eligibility criteria

You are a freelance creative practitioner or run your own small business with fewer than 3 employees and you are based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly

You must be delivering your work in Cornwall or Isles of Scilly

You will be delivering participatory creative, arts or cultural activities in the community (this can include working in specialist communities of interest)

You are able to commit the necessary time (6 x half days over the next 4 – 6 months)

You have access to the internet and a device capable of running Zoom