Our audience have really enjoyed the festival contributions and we have so much gratitude to our previous participants over the last few years and want to welcome past and new participants to apply.
ETHOSPlease be aware that Off Grid is a 500 person capacity One Planet Community Festival and is a volunteer led gathering. Off Grid Festival is organised by the Association Of Resilient Living. We welcome participation from everyone involved and would like to invite you to visit our website to understand the values and ethos of the festival:http://offgrid-festival.co.uk/about/one-planet-community-festival/
As such, we are only able to offer a selection of speakers and workshop facilitators tickets with expenses only possible for these in exceptional circumstances.
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WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We will particularly welcome workshops/speakers and activities in the realm of:-
Eco Build and Practical Skills Demos * Permaculture-related Disciplines * New Economics * Systems for Change * Science and Practice of Well Being * Deep Ecology * Renewable and Alt Tech * Low Impact Lifestyles * Electronic build and prepare * Tool repair * Small Holding skills
We are specifically looking for people with skills to share for the following topics: Blacksmith Using Pit Forge * Shoe making * Nutrition * Parenting skills * Neuroscience, Kindness and Meditation * Parenting Communication Skills * Traditional Craft Skills * Wild-crafting Skills * Foraging * Wild Foods * Husbandry *Woodland Management * Story Telling * Land Rights
Van Conversion Workshops. This year we are also looking for applicants with the following skills to the following workshops to deliver workshops/ demonstrations of components of designing and building a Luton Van conversion. The van will have a permaculture design to follow. All materials provided all locally sourced and some from recycled scrap. Some extra tools will be useful: * Woodburner installation * Sink fitting and plumbing * Kitchen Fitting * Bed building * Cupboard building * Shelf building using a pole lathe * Insulation fitting * Door building and fitting * Veg oil conversion * Used veg oil sieving
Kids & Teen workshops/ activities: we are looking for a variety of workshops/ activities. We would like facilitators that can facilitate kids playground building sessions. If you have any questions regarding kids/ teen workshops please contact Dan Best firstname.lastname@example.org
In accordance with our local resilience strategy we particularly welcome applicants from the South West of England but also welcome applications from Wales, the South East, the North of England, Ireland and abroad.
First round APPLICATION DEADLINE June 14th 2018. Most applications will be responded to within a week.
PARTICIPANT FEEDBACKThis year we also require our workshop facilitators to note the number of participants that attend each workshop as well as asking participants to complete a simple workshop satisfaction chart. This information will be recorded to provide evidence of the learning that participants did at the festival and to explore any patterns in the attendance of each session. This will be recorded in the annual report for the 'Association of Resilient Living' and provide evidence that may help the organisation with funding opportunities to deliver future training programs throughout the year. Tracking this participant feedback will also be beneficial for facilitators to learn how they can improve their session.
FACILITATORThis year, in your application, we also want to know what you expect from the session and what outcomes the participants gain from your workshop/ talk/ activity. This is to ensure that we chose the sessions that will advance the education of our participants and so we can measure what the participants will learn for our annual report. We also want to find out a bit about you, know what 'makes you tick', why you want to contribute and what you hope to gain.
We look forward to receiving your application and will be in contact to confirm whether your application has been accepted as soon as possible. If we can't accept your application this year it is because we have planned for a different educational or experiential process this year or someone else has applied with a similar workshop/ talk/ activity/ demonstration.
For full event details including information on every venue, please visit:http://offgrid-festival.co.uk/
Thank you for your interest. We'll be in touch as soon as we can.
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We’d like to keep in touch with you about the work we do to support leadership in the field of 'resilient living', our membership scheme and opportunities to support us, as well as the activities organised by the Association of Resilient Living members in the South West of England and soon into other parts of the UK.