Create, Visual Artists Ireland and 126 Galway are providing day long training this October in Facilitation Skills for Artists Working with Groups led by artist Marie Brett. This session will explore the theory and practice of facilitation skills, which can be applied to both group and individual activities and collaborations in social and community contexts.

It will provide an introduction to differing styles of facilitation and offer an insight into thinking strategically about why and how you can lead a session, as well as give some practical skills and helpful tools for delivery. Topics covered include managing communication skills and group dynamics alongside issues of ethics, equality and personal triggers.

The artist Marie Brett has extensive experience in this area and has used group work facilitation as part of her practice as a tool for research, project development, public art commissions and producing artwork in various contexts, both in Ireland and overseas, in a range of both formal and non-formal settings.

For more information about Marie Brett, please see:

Date: 15 Oct 2013 (10.30 – 16.30) CREATE, Temple Bar, Dublin
To book the workshop at Create visit:

Date:16 Oct 2013 (10.30 – 16.30) 126 Gallery, Galway
To book the workshop at G126 visit:

Cost Workshop: €70 / €35 (VAI / Create Members)
Places: 10 – 12


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