Co-production week Scotland 2018: What's your story?
19th - 25th November
Co-production Week Scotland is a chance to learn, discuss and celebrate how co-production puts people and communities at the heart of the support and services they're part of.
This year we want to make co-production all about the stories, big and small, that you can tell about co-production.
Stories are a key part of how we learn and sharing them with each other helps us make connections, as well as understanding the opportunities and challenges we face together.
We've been developing 100 Stories of Co-production over recent months, building on a set of stories which show the relationships, ideas and, sometimes, problems that can crop up.
You might be co-designing a service or just starting your co-production journey – either way you’ll have stories to tell. Co-production is about valuing the skills, experiences and stories of everyone.
Stories can be any length or style you like: from a tweet to a blog, or even a film - we want to hear what you have to say.
What's happening & how to get involved
The week itself will feature events, resources and loads of ways to get involved. We've got lots planned and we'll be sharing more soon.
As well as your stories, we want you to tell us about your events and activities taking place during the week. We can help promote them to the 1200+ members of the Network.
When is it happening? 19-25 November 2018
Who is it for? Everyone! Co-production is about valuing the skills and experience of everyone. Whoever you are, you can get involved.
Who’s organising it? The Scottish Co-production Network, which is hosted by Scottish Community Development Centre.
Where’s all the important information? www.coproductionscotland.org.uk/coproweekscot
What happening so far
Clare Cook, Social Prescribing Regional Manager, gives us an insight into the new Social Prescribing project, aimed to improve the health and wellbeing of people across Northern Ireland and Scotland with co-production at the heart of it
Event: Watch, Act, Vote: An interactive workshop on legislative theatre
WHEN: Tuesday 20th November, 10am-4pm
BOOKING: Register your interest here.
Katy Rubin, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, will lead an interactive workshop on Legislative Theatre, a creative, fun and participatory policy-changing and civic-engagement process, in which participants will develop policy proposals based on a current local issue. The workshop will be followed by a short presentation on the legislative changes sparked by this process in NYC (more in this report), and a Q&A about applying Legislative Theatre to local issues and institutions.
The event will be opened by a performance from the fabulous Purple Poncho Players who use music, comedy and drama to depict their own real life experiences on stage, for audiences of policy makers, service managers, and government officials.
And we’ll hear from participants from Edinburgh based arts company Active Inquiry who create theatre and arts projects with and for communities. Active Inquiry will talk about their involvement in an international project with groups from Poland, Italy and Slovenia about experiences and experiments with using and investigating Legislative theatre.
HOW DOES LEGISLATIVE THEATRE WORK?
WATCH original plays based on the actors’ lived experiences.
ACT on stage to brainstorm alternatives to the problems presented. Jokers open the stage to Spect-actors to rehearse new ideas. Everyone writes their ideas on notecards that are processed and sorted by the Policy Advisory Team.
VOTE with government representatives. Policy-makers present proposals based on the collected ideas. The crowd debates each idea. All present vote on the proposals. If the majority of people accept the idea as presented, the government representatives make a promise to act on those ideas after leaving the theatre.
Event: Chance to Thrive Network Gathering
St Mark’s Drumchapel, Glasgow
St Mark's has spent the last number of years considering how they can develop their mission with regards to encouraging good health & well-being in the community; including planning the redevelopment of their church buildings to make them more fit for this purpose in Drumchapel. They are currently in the process of trying to raise the funding to bring their vision to realisation. Their story is one we look forward to hearing and learning from.
Paul Sullivan from CELCIS, shares with us the development of an exciting new project called 'Participating in Participation Network’ for young people.
Event: In it together: what do we know about co-production with children and young people?
WHERE: ECCI, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
WHEN: Thursday 22nd November, 9.30am - 1.30pm,
BOOKING: Register your interest here.
Come together at this event and ask: how well are we co-producing with children and young people? We’ll hear from some young people about their experiences of co-designing, improving, and shaping services and policy, and from youth organisations who are supporting young people to participate.
The event will be an opportunity to think about:
- What opportunities are there for working with young people in a more co-productive way?
- What needs to change to support children and young people to truly co-produce the decisions that impact on their futures?
Co-hosted by Canongate Youth, we'll hear from Youth Scotland and two young people themselves who have been using their experience to co-design services in Glasgow.
If co-pro is about shifting power and valuing the contribution of lived experience in improving public services, why does that voice have to wait to be invited? Blog post by Andrew Paterson, SCDC’s Policy Research Officer.
What makes a good co-production story? Join us on Friday from 1 – 2pm for our Twitter chat with #CoProWeekscot