Discussion Guide Library

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Program Materials

 

Introductory Materials

 

1. Program Overview

Creating Out Loud is a peer coaching opportunity, designed to help artists and art workers expand their network, rethink important issues and practices, and support one another through knowledge-sharing and goal setting.

 

Overview Guide

Program on a Page 

 

2. Working Agreements

This is the first of two foundational sessions in the Creating Out Loud program. Use it in both the Topic-Based & Goal-Focused programs – as a stand-alone meeting or combined with the Building Community guide.

 

Discussion Guide 

Program on a Page 

Slide Deck 

 

3. Building Community

This is the second of two foundational sessions in the Creating Out Loud program. Use it in both the Topic-Based & Goal-Focused programs – as a stand-alone meeting or combined with the Working Agreement guide.

 

Discussion Guide 

Program on a Page 

Slide Deck 

 

4. Facilitator Guide

Creating Out Loud circles are designed to be “self-” or “co-facilitating.”

This Guide offers tips for “self-facilitating” your Creating Out Loud peer coaching circle.

 

Facilitator Guide

 

Goal-Focused Sessions

 

1. Council Model

This material outlines a structured conversation for Goal-focused peer coaching.
Get your circle off to a good start by first using the “Working Agreement” and “Building Community” Discussion Guides.

 

Discussion Guide - Goal-focused Session 

Program on a Page - Goal-focused Session

Slide Deck - Goal-focused Session 

 

Topic-Based Sessions

 

1. Communicating Value

This is the first topic-based session, which addresses one of the big challenges facing the arts and culture sector – communicating its value.

 

Discussion Guide - Topic-based Session 1

Program on a Page - Topic-based Session 1

Slide Deck - Topic-based Session 1

 

2. Sustainability

This is the second topic-based session, which explores the meaning of "sustainability" for the arts and culture sector.

 

Discussion Guide - Topic-based Session 2

Program on a Page - Topic-based Session 2

Slide Deck - Topic-based Session 2

 

3. Coping with Uncertainty

This is the third topic-based session, which examines coping strategies and methods to address uncertainty in the arts and culture sector.

 

Discussion Guide - Topic-based Session 3

Program on a Page - Topic-based Session 3

Slide Deck - Topic-based Session 3

 

4. Alternative Business Models

This is the fourth topic-based session, which explores alternative business models to create and capture value in the arts and culture sector.

 

Discussion Guide - Topic-based Session 4

Program on a Page - Topic-based Session 4

Slide Deck - Topic-based Session 4

 

5. The Future of Artistic Practice

This is the fifth topic-based session, which explores the future of artistic practice.

 

Discussion Guide - Topic-based Session 5

Program on a Page - Topic-based Session 5

Slide Deck - Topic-based Session 5