Artist Katy Hawkins and I have recently created a new tool for the Royal Shakespeare Company exploring creative community building, commissioned to enable greater collaborative relationships between the organisation and local community groups and businesses.
The tool was created in response to conversations with the RSC and creative workshop sessions with local organisations - listening, exchanging and collaborating throughout.
The box itself features: a series of 25 'terms' - values handwritten by each participating organisation on their key values and definition of those; 2 blank cards to add more; free drinks vouchers pre-paid for local cafes to aid community building conversation and two maps of Stratford-upon-Avon for community project planning. We also created bespoke reusable cups for each organisation to bring to these conversations.
We are looking to continue projects in this vein and looking for new partners to bring this creative and collaborative approach to - so do get in touch if you'd like to work with us or know someone who would: email@example.com