9 November

3.30pm–6.30pm

The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Free

Community energy groups and creative practitioners were invited to join us to consider the ways we can collaborate to celebrate and explore one of the most important and charged issues of the day. Energy and our hopes for the future.

Chloe Uden, Regen’s arts and energy producer showed examples of recent small and large scale arts and energy projects from around the world, highlighting how a variety of arts project can work in different contexts and engage diverse groups in a multitude of ways. Jodie Giles talked about starting energy projects and how creative engagement techniques can be applied in your area.  

Starting a conversation with your community about energy can be tricky, we guided you through what other community energy groups have done to get people involved, and shared top tips on the best methods for engaging communities. 

Chloe facilitated a ‘give and gain’ dialogue about how artists and community energy groups might be able to collaborate to co-create a more resilient future.

Delegates also heared from each-other about what’s happening in the art and energy worlds and shared details about the sorts of projects could be interesting to get involved with.

Following on from the Dorset Renewables Grand Tour, Powering Dorset Together, and the Dorset Community Energy Feast, this event is the fourth in a series of Peer Power events for communities in Dorset to learn more about renewable energy and to establish a network of local energy champions. Regen’s Peer Power project is funded by Power to Change, a Big Lottery Funded programme to support community business.

Booking for this event has now closed.