Risks, Rights and Reputations

Ambassador Workshops

Between July – November 2018 the Ambassadors will create opportunities for colleagues to connect, explore and support each other to challenge risk averse cultures with a series of workshops held across the UK. We’ll keep adding new events into the calendar as they are finalised. These events are open to all and RSVP details are included below.


Date Time Facilitators Location Booking & Details Notes
29 June 2018 4pm – 6pm Uzma Kazi & Tim Wheeler Hebden Bridge Town Hall, West Yorkshire Via Eventbrite
16 July 2018 10am – 4pm Kate Hall & Josie Stone Metal @ Chauffers’ Cottage, Peterborough Via Eventbrite Byron Vincent and Ann Bellamy are guest speakers. Lunch is included.
18 July 2018 10am – 3pm Kate McStraw & Molly Scarborough Poole Museum, Dorset Via Eventbrite
20 July 2018 6:30pm – 9:30pm Daisy Orton & Jane Pitt The Limes Pub, Faversham By email
16 Aug 2018 2pm – 6pm Annie Mahtani, Rosie Kay, Laura Killeen & Lucy Nicholls Birmingham Hippodrome Via Eventbrite
11 Sept 2018 10.30am – 12.30pm Karen O’Neill & Helen Watson Manchester Invitation open to Women in Leadership Network North West
19 Sept 2018 2pm – 5pm Flo Reynolds, Danny O’Hara, Duncan Joseph The National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, Norwich By email
21 Sept 2018 10am – 2pm Shasti Lowton & Dianna Djokey Oasis, Arundel Street, Portmouth, PO1 1NP Via Eventbrite This workshop is aimed at Uni students and professionals from different walks of life and sectors, to join us in discussing risks one fears in taking, whats at stake when taking them and the support and guidance which can be offered.
There will be free tea and coffee with a light lunch
25 Sept 2018 3.30pm – 5:30pm Kim Wide & Fiona Evans Council House, Plymouth Via Eventbrite Being Brave and Reaching Out: Risk-Taking in Commissioning. A Cultural Leadership Meeting for Plymouth
30 Sept 2018 10am – 1pm Sarah Blanc & Tanja Erhart Centre17, Walthamstow London By email
8 Nov 2018 2pm – 4.30pm Jenny Rutter & Tina Redford The Boo Theatre 679 Bacup Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale, BB4 7HB Via Eventbrite This workshop is taking place as part of the day long Arts Exchange event – but its fine just to come to the workshop – please contact jenny at superslowway.org.uk if you want to do that.

Alongside the Ambassador workshops above, Index on Censorship and Cause4 are leading a 1/2 day training programme to provide arts and cultural leaders with the guidance, inspiration, tools and resources to navigate the rights and responsibilities of producing challenging or socially sensitive work.

The final two session are:

15 November 2018, Young Vic Theatre, London.
21 November 2018, New Art Exchange, Nottingham

The training session is open to artistic directors, CEOs, senior management and trustees of arts & culture organisations. The session addresses the challenges and opportunities related to artistic risk and freedom of expression. You will deepen your knowledge and understanding of Rights, Risks and Reputations through a comprehensive programme, discussion and further support. The RRR team consists of specialists and facilitators in freedom of expression, artistic risk and ethical fundraising alongside Artistic Director/CEO hosts who are committed to asking the difficult questions of our time.

The RRR programme actively seeks to be fully representative of, reflect, and meet the needs of the arts and cultural sector across gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion and class.

Fees are from £25 and a limited number of bursaries are available. For further information and to book, visit www.indexoncensorship.org/artsrisk