Building strongly on the success of previous years, the Fire Starter Festival is back with a bang from 28th January - 8th February 2019. This year the theme is Disruption by Design - how we create opportunities to break existing patterns, think imaginatively, work collaboratively and test out ideas through action.
The annual Fire Starter Festival is on for two weeks and offers a national platform to public services, including communities and charities, to highlight and celebrate innovation and creativity across Scottish public services. With a particular focus on transformational change, it is co-produced and provides a creative space for people to showcase, share and explore the ways they are making a difference to Scotland.
We are delighted to announce that we will be kicking off the Festival at the V&A Dundee, on 28th January 2019.
In true Fire Starter style, this 'Design Your Own' launch will spark your curiosity, ignite your imagination, and give you the opportunity to come together with others to be a part of something truly magical.
It will be a creative, innovative and interactive event, and with a range of inspiring speakers yet to be announced, sign up to reserve your space now so you don’t miss out. We hope you'll be able to join us.
We're excited to say that the first events for the Festival have now gone live! This includes 'Brainwash proofing our education' at Jupiter Artland, 'Young people Co-designing' in Oban, to 'Cheers! Slainte! Cheers!' in Argyll.
Take a look to ignite your
This year we're delighted to say that the Institute for Continuous Improvement is providing £5,000 to the Fire Starter Festival. This is available for those who would like to host an event but don’t have access to organisational funds and would otherwise struggle to secure a venue.
A maximum of £200 per individual event is being provided on a first come first serve basis so if you need support find out more and apply now. Good luck!
Can't make it to one of our sessions? We are really happy to come along to speak to groups or organisations interested in participating in Fire Starter Festival - just email email@example.com.
Watch our video
You can also watch our quick 60 second introduction to the Festival, filmed with hosts, participants and speakers from previous events. Let them tell you what they see as the draw of Fire Starter Festival!