About Our Organisation
Our Team: Mutual Strength
Open Source Arts is built on the strength of each individual in our team, and the stronger our team becomes, the more we flourish.
We have an incredible team of people: Expert facilitators & organisational coaches, systems thinkers, passionate climate advocates, strategic storytellers & youth advocates through to expert yoga instructors, fabricators and makers – our diversity keeps us strong!
Authenticity in Every Step: Practicing what we Preach
Our processes for navigating emergence & complexity help organisations get work done amidst chaos. We practice these methods daily as a team, so when we lead change processes for organisations, we speak authentically from the heart of personal practice.
Meaningful Events to Build Capacity & Enhance Resilience
We design events, meetings and strategic conversation processes to inspire. We train teams and individuals to empower them with the skills necessary to connect across difference, build trust and navigate these uncertain times with grace – including taking processes online
An Appetite for Action: Fast Prototyping to Innovate Amidst Chaos
We have a passion for action as a means to exploring possible futures. We teach organisations how to restructure their appetite for risk so they can experiment amidst chaos and find what works to generate opportunities for real change to happen, whilst others remain stuck by inaction.
Supporting Connected Futures in Kirklees
We have worked with Kirklees Council during Covid-19, designing a system which helped them support residents, including mutual aid groups, who were spontaneously organising in Kirklees neighbourhoods, rather than seeking to replace or control them.
By facilitating excellent, constructive online meetings we helped Kirklees listen deeply to residents and begin moving deliberately towards a shared future where residents are actively participating in decision making. Listen to this podcast for the Local Area Co-ordination Network and see some fruits of the process here
Kirkstall Valley Grants for Climate Action
Kirkstall Valley grants funds grass-roots climate action which brings neighbours together to make climate positive changes in the places where they live – we offer £250, easy access grants to fund grassroots projects which bring neighbours together to improve local wildlife habitats, reduce neighbourhood carbon dioxide emissions and educate about climate positive choices we can all make.