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How to Listen Well: Practicing feedback and collaboration

Michael Norton

A Radar workshop exploring listening and feedback in the creative process

Portrait of Michael sitting on a sofa with books behind him
Michael Norton. Photo by Alexander Coggin

What is this workshop about?
This Radar session focuses on listening and feedback, two cornerstones of the artistic process. The workshop will offer practical tools to use in a team of people, supporting a sense of compassion and understanding. Using tools from conscious listening and different feedback methods, this active workshop will lay the groundwork for feedback rich environments in the creative process. In small groups we’ll practice a series of exercises that strengthen your ability to give and receive feedback without drama, and offer tools for creative collaboration in artistic practice. We’ll also look at your own personal feedback style and develop strategies to communicate that with collaborators.

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for artists and arts workers at any stage of their career who want to learn techniques and tools for collaboration.

My name is Michael, and I use he/him pronouns. I am a white, queer person who has done lots of different jobs in the arts and creative world. I’ve made my own performance and theatre work, I’ve collaborated with others, I’ve worked for others as an artist, I’ve produced projects, I’ve been a dramaturg on dance, theatre and performance projects and I’ve also written critical texts about art and arts organisations. These days most of my work is in leadership coaching, facilitation and teaching the Enneagram. My work has taken place in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and the United States. I am currently a Creative Support Associate with Artsadmin, and before that I worked for 3 years as an Artist Support Programme Producer at Artsadmin. 

  • Closed captions will be provided with Otter.ai
  • BSL interpretation is available on request. When you book, tick the ‘BSL user’ box so we know if BSL is required. Please allow two weeks’ notice of booking so we can arrange this.
  • The event takes place on Zoom. We recommend that you download Zoom on to your device prior to the event. Please see this easy read guide to Zoom put together by our friends Access All Areas.
  • We will have a guardian in the online workshop at all times, so if you ever feel unwell or unsafe, they will be able to support you.

Date and time

24 February 2022
3–6pm
Free, but booking required.
Captioned with BSL on request. Please tick 'BSL user' when checking out.

Booking

This event is now sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send your name and phone number to boxoffice@artsadmin.co.uk

Venue

Online

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