Thank you for your interest in being a Workshop Facilitator at Space to Emerge. Here on this web page we have all the information you will need.
Your workshop space: We have a range of spaces available, from outdoor spaces such as the Yew Tree Grove and the Labyrinth, to our marquees and the central barn. You will be allocated a space, and you are free to move away from that space into the woodland once everyone has arrived at the start of your workshop. We just ask that if you have any specific requirements that you please let us know so that we can build these in and allocate you the right kind of space. For example, if you need power, a flat floor for dance, or tables and chairs.
Guidance on designing your workshop: If you haven’t run a workshop at Space to Emerge before, here is a little guidance on the ethos of the weekend and what we expect, to help you plan sessions that are in keeping with the rest of the event.
The essence of the weekend is for people to come into the woods together to see what emerges, both within themselves and together in an intentional community. So, your workshops can be on anything which facilitates this process. We encourage participants to get out of their comfort zone and try something new, as well as to take it easy, rest, rejuvenate and recharge, doing just as they please, which might be nothing or everything.
The five strands of The Way of the Buzzard are connection, creativity, community, ceremony and celebration, so anything which falls into any of these will be perfect. We love creativity, so anything which helps people rediscover this aspect of themselves is great. We also love process work, so encourage workshops which help people move a little closer to finding themselves, and the healing work that helps this happen.
What if you want to come for just one day: If you would like to run just one workshop and come for one day, this is possible. Please let us know this in your application.
Insurance: We ask that you carry your own insurance and we ask to see a scan of this on application. This is for our own insurance purposes. We are able to make exceptions for what we would class ‘low risk’ activities such as singing or writing, so if you do not have insurance but have what might be a low risk workshop in mind, please get in touch with us to check if you can come under our event-wide insurance.
Your availability: Our event runs from the Friday afternoon to the Monday afternoon. We ask that you are available for the whole weekend, up to lunch time on the Monday, as this helps enormously with our programming. If you aren’t available for the Friday afternoon or Monday morning, please let us know in your application. We will let you know in advance when your slots are when we finalise the programme in April.
Applying for a Workshop Facilitator Working Ticket: If you would like to go ahead and be a part of our event, the next step is for us to collect some information from you via this online form [add in link]. We encourage you to complete the form as soon as possible, and no later than November 16th. This year we are going to be faced with the difficult decision of choosing what workshops to include in our programme, as we will be oversubscribed with people wanting to run them. We will be in touch with you in November to confirm if your application has been successful.