As well as self-initiated projects, fanSHEN offers facilitation and consultancy. We enjoy the challenge of reframing questions to allow for new solutions, helping people approach problems in innovative ways, and generally bringing a creative and fun approach to whatever the situation is. We've worked with conferences and higher education partners, national museums and independent arts organisations.
A few examples of the work we've done are listed below.
(Dan and Rachel also work freelance in various capacities - see our pages for more theatre-specific experience.)
Science Uncovered at GNM Hancock Museum
fanSHEN were commissioned to work with the Hancock’s curators to develop new interactive and participatory activities which would enable adult visitors to this evening event to see the collections in a different way. We took the museum staff through an ideas generation process and then supported them to lead on delivering the activities – which will be redelivered in the future.
Design for Sharing Conference
We worked with Design For Sharing Conference to create an after-lunch (traditionally the graveyard slot) activity which would enable conference delegates to explore three imagined developments of the sharing economy in 2044 in a dynamic way.
Stories of Change, Open University
Over a period of six months we designed a programme of workshops to engage young people not in education or employment with ideas around London’s energy future. We then collaborated with the young people to create a game which they facilitated with members of the public at City Hall and an event at Somerset House.
Organisational development with Accidental Collective
Rachel worked with independent theatre company Accidental Collective over four months to help lead artists Pablo and Daisy refine the company's vision, define priorities and create a three year plan.