Sparking Creativity and innovation with People, Communities and Public Services

Fire Starter Festival (FSF) is an annual festival held in February. In 2021, the festival will took place 1-5 February 2021 and was held predominantly online. The festival is a place for sparking creativity and innovation for people, communities and public services.

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Where to start?

Are you intrigued and want to learn more, or would like to contribute to the next festival? Either way, learn more about the festival and how you can get involved!

What is Fire Starter?

Get Involved

You want to create your own fires of change and put up an event yourself? Find out to host and upload a Fire Starter event here.

How to Get Involved

Spread the Spark!

Fire Starter Festival is all about spreading little fires of change. Make sure you stay connected with the Fire Starter community on Twitter and sign up the newsletter.

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Join our weekly Campfires!

An opportunity to connect with the Fire Starter and Creative Bravery Community. The campfires offer an opportunity to connect and reflect on the week. They take place every Wednesday and Friday at 4pm.

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Please note that the majority of Fire Starter events are self-hosted. Views expressed at events during Fire Starter Festival are not necessarily endorsed by the Collective Leadership for Scotland team and the Scottish Government.

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