Studio Infinite

What's on offer - training opportunities

Infinite Arts offers training for freelance artists, arts managers, teachers and businesses. Training sessions are tailored to clients’ requirements and current training packages include;

  • Developing creativity
  • Creative learning and teaching
  • Child protection  - Keeping Arts Safe
  • Reflective practice
  • Working in partnership
  • Evaluation / self-evaluation

Examples of our training courses can be seen in the project archive

Tiramisu CPLW, Reflective Practice CPNST, Voices, Reflective Practice CPLN

Developing creativity

This course seeks to develop understanding of the breadth of creativity, and looks at ways in which we can support or stifle it, through the medium of kite making. Infinite Arts can offer training to develop understanding of the nature of creativity: how to support it and how to avoid stifling it. This course can be designed to suit groups of artists, teachers, parents, school governors, head-teachers, arts managers, health professionals, community workers, social/care workers etc.

Creative learning and teaching

This course explores ways in which we can create space for children and young people to learn to thrive creatively. The course can be targeted for teachers, youth leaders etc. The course uses the medium of kite-making to explore ways of teaching and learning. The participants become learners and test out the theory of ‘learning without instruction.’

“I’ll definitely give children some explorative and unstructured work to start with.” Teacher

Child Protection - Keeping Arts Safe

Infinite Arts is now offering Child Protection training for freelance artists and arts organisations. The training package has been developed with support from ACE and NSPCC and is designed to help artists through the mire of issues surrounding child safety and the protection of young people and vulnerable adults. Courses can be targeted to particular need and all participants end up with a copy of Keeping Arts Safe (ACE publication) and hopefully a good understanding of its contents. Training can be provided in your area - throughout the UK.

"Thank you for such a full, informative and instructive training session on Child Protection. The Education and Public Programme team were really pleased with the overall day and it will really help with our understanding and implementation of the BALTIC policy. So, thank you, thank you, thank you! It was really great to work with you both and you made the day very engaging". Judy Thomas, Acting Head of Education and Public Programme, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

Reflective practice

Infinite Arts can provide training in reflective practice. Participants are encouraged to understand the nature of reflection and the need to undertake it jointly with partners. Participants develop their own Reflective Practice tools to aid reflection and end up with a file which allows for the addition of more materials in the future. The training will also help organisations to develop their own policy on reflective practice.

Working in partnership

Infinite Arts can provide training regarding working in partnership. Participants are encouraged to understand the nature of partnership and the need to communicate to make it work. They look at ways of developing mutual respect and understanding, clarifying areas of responsibility, developing skills for negotiation, establishing contracts and forms of agreement, setting up systems for reflection and evaluation of progress

Evaluation / self-evaluation

Infinite Arts can provide training in evaluation and in self-evaluation.  Participants will explore the stages of the evaluation process and compare methods for gathering data. In particular the session will encourage an understanding of analysis of data and ways to spot themes and strands coming out of the feedback.

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Training for artists and arts organisations

Infinite Arts can provide training related to professional practice, child protection, setting up projects, writing project proposals, working with schools, working in the community along with health and safety in the arts, contracting artists, working in partnership, developing reflective practice, business planning, evaluation. Most of these courses are designed to support freelance artists and small arts organisations in the development of their businesses. Some of these services can also be supplied one to one through the provision of a mentoring service

Training for teachers

Infinite Arts can provide training for teachers related to developing creativity, working with artists, contracting artists, working in partnership, developing reflective practice and evaluation. Some of these services can also be supplied one to one through the provision of a mentoring service

Training for community organisations

Infinite Arts can provide training in setting up arts projects, writing project proposals and funding bids, working with artists, health and safety in the arts, contracting artists, working in partnership, developing reflective practice, creative evaluation and developing a creative workforce.

Training for Business – Management Training

Infinite Arts can provide management training which uses the arts to explore and develop your own priorities. Course can focus on team building, developing a creative workforce, creative reflection and evaluation. These issues can be explored through different methods including drama, music and kitemaking.

‘This has been a real ‘pick me up’- very inspiring. We get enough of training days which numb your mind.’ Participant in Tiramisu training in London

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    Infinite Arts has a proven track record of delivering arts workshops, projects and training over the last 15 years.

    Infinite Arts recognises that Health and Safety procedures need to be in place for any such work and understand the importance of planning for the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our artists already have CRB/DBS and PL Insurance in place and will ensure that all risks and hazards are assessed in advance and that all aspects of the practicalities and safety both in workshops and processions have been considered. I would also aim to involve staff at the schools and in ensuring that H&S procedures are suitable and are followed.