Groundwork: connecting with each other and the earth through creative arts practice

14 October 2022 - 23 July 2023

This course runs over 9 months during which we will come together on Zoom over four weekends spaced a few months apart. Dates and timings for the weekends are under ‘More Details’ below.




This experiment in building an online and international cross-arts creative community welcomes people at any stage of their creative lives to share in the search for a clear and enlivening awareness of our place on this earth.

Beginners and long-time writers and artists alike thrive on connection with each other – for stimulation, for support, for refreshment, for sparking new ideas. And all the better if we are working in different fields and with different backgrounds, underpinned by a sense of shared values. Your creative responses may be rooted in reflective questioning, in activism, or in the spiritual underpinnings of caring for our planet – the work to be done is many-faceted and it needs us all.

Over a period of nine months, participants have access to a rich fund of online resources and to forums for ongoing conversations and sharing work-in-progress as a peer community. We come together on Zoom during four weekends spaced a few months apart:

Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 October 2022 – 09:00-10:30 & 18:00-19:30 (UK times)
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 January 2023 – 08:00-09:30 & 18:00-19:30 (UK times) Note earlier time of AM session
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April 2023 – 09:00-10:30 & 18:00-19:30 (UK times)
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June 2023 – 09:00-10:30 & 18:00-19:30 (UK times)
Participants must attend at least one programmed session on each of the above days but can attend both if they wish.

These weekends, with live sessions timed to include participants in countries distant from the UK, are for sharing and workshopping ongoing projects and for testing out new directions. On each weekend further stimuli will be offered for anyone wanting to engage with a fresh challenge. One-to-one tutorials and opportunities for additional self-led workshops/discussions will also be available during the course weekends.

This course will involve:

DiscussionOne-on-oneOnline discussion forumOnline Learning MaterialsRecorded materialWorkshopWritten and visualZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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