Workshops & Residencies
Engage - Participate - Progress
Cardboard Citizens offers regular opportunities to take part in a varied range of workshop, training and performance activities. Working with professional and experienced facilitators from within the company, as well as leading practitioners from the wider theatre sector, you can try out and develop your skills in theatre related art forms including:
Writing for Performance
These are just a few examples and we are open to your suggestions for others – we will do what we can to meet your needs! As well as the workshops, the more intensive training programmes often lead to performance outcomes. You could find yourself performing in anything from an informal scratch sharing at the Cardboard Citizens base, to a large scale production in a warehouse, on the street, or even a main-house theatre! All performance opportunities offer a formal PEARL accreditation – a really lovely certificate that demonstrates the quality of your empathy; social skills; ability to manage feelings; motivation and self awareness – really useful to show prospective employers!
All our free workshops are lead by professional facilitators who are experts in their fields. They are open access to anyone with experience of homelessness and we try to cover travel expenses for participants when we can.
The workshop programme runs throughout the year and there will be up to date information on the What’s On page, so check here to see what's happening and when. So, do take a closer look and come and engage - you may get more out of it than you think!
Citz National Residencies
Cardboard Citizens are bringing Creative Residency projects to vulnerable people across the country, exploring the barriers they are facing and identifying solutions, through fun, creative workshops and performances.
These Creative Residencies, part-funded by the Big Lottery Fund, extend Cardboard Citizens’ work to housing associations and organisations across the entire UK. This work includes bringing intensive Forum Theatre projects, which raise confidence, improve self-esteem, help people overcome personal issues, boost employability and break down barriers, to at-risk communities across the UK. These projects also incorporate staff training, focused around improved customer engagement and better communication between service users and staff. Cardboard trains local arts practitioners in forum,enabling genuine legacy work to continue with the group.
For more information on how we could organise a residency for your organisation, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read about our residency with Depaul here and watch the video below for an overview of our Citz National Residency in Hastings.