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Working groups and ‘Regional Hearts’ – SBTD

SBTD launched the website in June 2020 to mark the start of a re-structuring process that will focus our intentions going forward into being a fully representative, accessible and inclusive organisation. To date, the following Working groups have been established to explore, develop new learning and training experiences through discussions, talks, blogs and so on in the following groups:

– Access and Aesthetics

– Designers Taking the Lead

– Education

– Mentoring

– New Collaborations

– Publications

– Sustainable Design

To find out more, click on the Working Group on this webpage

In advance of the Staging Places exhibition at PQ2019 and the V&A, SBTD established a network of seven hubs known as ‘Regional Hearts’ across the UK each led by a designer and supported by a venue along with an HE institution to run a series of workshops or ‘SOUP for designers to connect and share knowledge. Each Regional Heart organised a SOUP event, an informal gathering that reached out to the widest of practitioners in each region including carnival groups in cities like Leeds for example where designer David Shearing is working with Leeds Playhouse and Joslin McKinney from University of Leeds

The upcoming Staging Places residency at the National Centre for Craft and Design (NCCD) will be supported by a physical and digital programme of professional development and education projects with the Regional Heart: East Midlands.

Initiative by: The Society of British Theatre Designers

Status: Ongoing

Type: New pathways

Date added: 23 April 2021

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