21 March, 9.30am – 6pm

This workshop will allow participants to hear from individuals in how they have created spaces and systems, both physical and conceptual, to encourage creative risks.

Play and Risk

Risk is an over-used word when applied to business development. At its most basic, it implies a straightforward choice been taking and avoiding a risk and that this decision will either be a good or bad one. But what happens when risk and play become entangled; does taking a risk need to be such an over-laboured decision? Artists routinely take themselves out of their comfort zones and uncertainty is an integral part of their working lives. Many artists devise structures and systems as a way to create spaces in which uncertainty, play and risk can flourish. Key to this process is setting initial limitations and understanding what an acceptable outcome might be.

The workshop is free and open to companies with fewer than 10 employees and a turnover of less than £1.5 million. We can cover travel costs within a 20 mile radius of Wysing. All food and refreshments are free of charge.

9.30 – 9.45am
Arrive Wysing Arts Centre, tea & coffee, in Wysing’s Reception building

9.45 am –11.30 am
Introduction to the day by the workshop leader, curator Kit Hammonds, alongside introductions from participants and contributors to the day, in Wysing’s Open Studio

11.30 am – 1 pm
A presentation by writer Pat Kane on the role of play and games when building communities of interest, followed by a discussion on the nature of play in relation to risk, in Wysing’s Open Studio

1pm – 2pm

2pm – 4pm
Hands on artist-led session with artist Caroline Wright. No artistic skills required

4.00 – 4.30pm
Coffee/ tea break

4.30pm – 5.30pm
Discussion to bring elements of the day together, led by workshop leader in the Open Studio

5pm – 6pm
Feedback, wrap up with drinks

The programme has been funded by a grant from ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator at The Hauser Forum in Cambridge and is being delivered in association with Cambridge Event Management Ltd.

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