M:ADE CHRISTMAS GATHERING 2023
We recognise that working on your tod as a creative, without an 'official team', means you can sometimes miss out on the perks of a salaried job, including a Christmas party - so this is M:ADE's attempt to provide an opportunity for like minded folks to get together socially over the festive season. You don't have to have worked with us before - we would love to see faces old and new...
Those that have taken part in M:ADE projects/activities before, and general supporters of our work - including partners, collaborators, parents and peers, are more than welcome too. Feel free to bring your pals and/or family (18+ as there will be alcohol served at the bar).
For those that find an informal social set up a bit much, but who still want to attend, there will be some conversation starters etc prepped around the space. And there is no expectation to come and stay - everyone come and go as you please!
Tickets are charged at a small rate to cover the costs of the event with any additional funds raised redistributed back into M:ADE to support creative community projects. Limited tickets, so booking is essential.
M:ADE is always seeking new members to join our board. This is a voluntary position that requires a passion for community development and the local area of Moray. Attendance at quarterly meetings is necessary, face to face if possible (usually on a Sunday afternoon with lunch!).
This roles involves advising on strategy, fundraising, operations and development of the organisation as well as commenting on and provoking discussion around issues from governance to programming.
We are particularly keen to engage those with experience across business development, finance and legal. Expressions of interest can be sent via email at any time, with an attached CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacey Toner, Creative Director of M:ADE, is an accredited LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) Facilitator, trained by Michael Fearne, author of 'The LSP Method'. Based on a set of fundamental beliefs about leadership and organisational running, the LSP Method allows people to be part of 'big' conversations and take ownership of ideas through workshops focused on team building, visioning, solving problems and/or strategic planning.
This approach to workshopping enables teams to 'lean in' to discussions, which results in more meaningful engagement, active participation/sharing, and strengthened peer dynamics. Sessions are based on the concept of 'hand knowledge', where 'doing' helps facilitate thinking and communication.
If you think this approach could be of use to your group or organisation, please email an outline of your needs and we will get back to you about how we might be able to help: email@example.com
M:ADE is always open to collaboration with artists, community groups, education, organisations and businesses where our core values align. If you would like to explore what this might look like, please just drop us a line to discuss. This might take the form of:
- Partnership projects
- Project facilitation
- Individual support i.e. funding applications
- Networking, conferences and events