Between 23rd and 30th January 2017, Workforce Scotland hosted and supported the Fire Starter Festival, a week-long festival 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.
The 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.
January 2017 was the first full year of the Fire Starter Festival. 35 Events were held over 8 days, attended by over 1500 participants from all aspects of public service – public sector, third sector, independent practitioners, citizens and communities. To find out more about Fire Starter Festival 2017, please read our blogs about the events.