About

Fire Starter Festival is a series of collaborative learning events, illuminating creative, disruptive and innovative ways in which we can all transform ourselves, our organisations and the wider system.

The First Minister has provided a clear commitment to empowering individuals and communities to become involved in designing public services. Many people across Scotland are currently lighting their own small fires by exploring genuine, participatory methods of engagement, creating innovative and transformative changes.

Fire Starter Festival provides a unique opportunity to share the stories of these fires of change, as well as deepening our knowledge and skills that underpin transformation. It allows people from all aspects of public service to share innovative and creative ways that we are all making a difference to Scotland.

The next Fire Starter Festival will be held between 27th January and 14th February 2020.

Fire Starter Festival is run by Workforce Scotland at The Scottish Government.

See the latest edition of our Fire Starter Festival newsletter ‘The Spark’ here.

You can subscribe to ‘The Spark’ here.

To learn a little more about what the Fire Starter Festival is about, please watch this short video, filmed with participants and hosts from Fire Starter Festival 2017.