Held across Scotland in November 2021, Culture Collective’s Starting Points events series provided opportunities to share learning, insight and explore pertinent themes amongst those involved across the network. Recordings for all the events can be found below.
You can also listen to our Future Culture podcast, which was recorded in January 2022 to continue and deepen the themes explored through the Starting Points events.
ACT: Environment and Climate
Recorded in Govanhill with host Ink Asher Hemp, ACT explored what a locally-led, place-specific experience of climate change might add to the response to the climate emergency, and how might creative projects make a difference in our thinking about the future?
ACT recording with captions and BSL now available here.
NOURISH: Health and Wellbeing
Hosted in Aberdeen by Lewis Hou, NOURISH explored the role of creativity in our health and wellbeing, including projects working with those most affected by the pandemic.
NOURISH recording with captions and BSL now available here.
AMPLIFY: Minoritised voices
Hosted in Edinburgh by Arusa Qureshi, this event asked who is typically excluded from formal creative or community projects? What does it mean to take up space, be seen, be heard?
AMPLIFY recording with captions and BSL now available here.
SPOTLIGHT: Creative freelancers
Held in Ayr, and hosted by Heather Parry, this event asked how projects that put artists and creative freelancers at their heart are exploring different models of recruitment, governance, leadership and working practices?
SPOTLIGHT recording with captions and BSL now available here.
BROADCAST: Scotland’s languages
Held in Hawick with host Tomiwa Folorunso, this event considered the experiences of working in multilingual communities, prioritising minoritised languages, and embracing languages other than English as a vibrant influence in our community and creative lives.
BROADCAST recording with captions and BSL now available here.
LOCATE: Scotland’s places
Our last event, hosted in Hawick by Emma Jayne Park, LOCATE asked how the geographic diversity of our villages, towns and cities influences our experience of community and creativity, and how might those differences be reflected in the emergence of distinctive creative projects? How might creative projects (re)shape the way we experience our places?
LOCATE recording with captions and BSL now available here.