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Flow Sustainable Art Award

June 23, 2017 | Bridget

Last week, I had an enjoyable afternoon judging the Flow Sustainable Art Award for a student graduating from the Wimbledon Master of Fine Arts course. The award was for a student who could demonstrate commitment to art practice that engages with ideas that help people and planet thrive. Last year there were 12 applications, and […]

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Making it: future skills and creativity

June 2, 2017 | Bridget

The Government clearly recognises the recent growth of creative industries and sees them as a key part of their Industrial Strategy. This piece of research by NESTA (link here) explores how skills need to be developed to boost all the sectors within the Creative Industries. It shows quite how much the Creative Industries are calling […]

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Flow’s Thrivable Culture framework

April 11, 2017 | Susanne Buck

It’s not always simple to describe what we do at Flow, when we respond to a wide variety of contracts and adapt very flexibly to what our clients need. Over the past 11 years we’ve been in roles that include ‘learning partner’, ‘evaluator’, ‘audience researcher’, ‘programme planner’, ‘critical friend’, ‘trainer’ and ‘change facilitator’. Central to […]

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Flow’s 2016

December 23, 2016 | Bridget

I’m writing this on the darkest and longest night of the year. It’s a good time as any to reflect on the past 12 months in Flow in the UK. Despite all the challenges in the external world, we’ve had a great year. Our core team has grown from two (Susanne and Bridget) to three, […]

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Get involved in Future Views

June 25, 2016 | Bridget

I’m reblogging this post from the Future Views (link here Future Views) website. We have been commissioned to run this project, and are seeking contributions. This explains our research design for Future Views, and about how you can get involved in the process. Future Views explores how emerging technologies, organisational behaviours and critical trends in the world might […]

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Future Views for Flow

May 30, 2016 | Bridget

We in Flow UK are going through a nicely productive patch, working on some projects that really help us live up to our name – getting us into a state of flow. As well as longer term projects such as the National Maritime Museum’s Travellers’ Tails, the Ashmolean Museum’s community projects around their Manet acquisition, […]

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Graphic Information design intern needed

May 27, 2016 | Bridget

This summer, to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we – the Flow UK team – want to offer a paid internship for a talented visual designer who is looking for some developmental experience in the cultural sector. This opportunity could provide you with a stimulating challenge, new contacts and insights, access to innovative models of thinking […]

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Managing Cultivate

March 3, 2016 | Bridget

Flow has been contracted by Enable to manage an exciting programme called Cultivate. We have been setting up the project for the past 4 months, after consulting and designing it earlier in 2015, and now we’re ready to spread the word. Cultivate is one of seven ‘Cultural Education Challenge‘ projects around London part-funded by A […]

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Summer update

July 10, 2015 | Bridget

Here’s a quick update on some of our latest projects in Flow UK: Working for Girlguiding UK to review their framework of outcomes and programmes across all the levels, and develop recommendations for a revised approach Evaluating the Shuffle Festival, an exciting art, science and placemaking festival in the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Evaluators for […]

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Only Connect

June 26, 2015 | Bridget

I’ll be chairing the morning session of Culture24’s conference, Connecting Collections (link here Connecting Collections) at the National Maritime Museum on 29th June. This should be a really stimulating day, as it goes beyond talking about digital tactics, to exploring how best to connect learners with cultural collections and stories. I’ve been chewing on this question […]

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