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The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations

A new, boundary transcending programme where the arts and social sciences weave together as participants explore their whole selves.

We are inviting applications for 2021-22

At a time when creativity is in ever more demand but opportunities to explore and experiment with it can be difficult to find, we invite you to bring (or uncover) the creative, risk-taking and curious parts of yourself…

This trans-disciplinary, non-linear programme is where the arts and social sciences weave together, as participants explore their whole selves in relation to their eco-system through experimentation, reflection, challenge and a space for thinking differently.

Deepening Creative Practice is a learning experience where you can explore your whole self in relation to organisational leadership, consultancy and change. The programme will support you to (re-)awaken, nurture and cherish those aspects of yourself which may be more hidden, to be explored within the work setting.

Programme faculty and participants will co-curate and create their own learning experience from a number of different resources offered by the programme. These will include:

  • Five seasons including a final ‘exhibiting’ season;
  • Experiential learning and group relations (working with creative resistance);
  • Social dreaming
  • Working across difference in art disciplines – visual arts; dance & choreography; theatre & performance;
  • Archival and curatorial frameworks;
  • Organisational residencies: the creative exploration of organisation ecosystems;
  • Embodied sessions integrating the psychophysical;
  • Artist-led workshops;
  • Creative practice supervision.

Towards the end of the programme, participants collaborate in the production of an exhibition, installation, event, festival or other manifestation and expression of their learning, to be held in April or May 2022.

Who is it for?

Deepening Creative Practice is for organisational leaders and consultants looking for another stage in development who want to experiment with and explore their creative potential.

It is for artist-academics, artistic practitioners, working artists, concerned and creative citizens, freedom fighters, passionate learners, curious ecologists or bored out-of-the-box agents of life and wellbeing on and of our at-risk planet.

Dates for 2021-22

Deepening Creative Practice comprises of 4 seasons of 4 days each (Wednesdays – Saturdays) plus a fifth exhibiting season. The brackets denote extra dates in the event the programme is held online:

Spring: 21 – 24 April 2021 (7 – 8 June 2021)
Summer: 14 – 17 July 2021 (20 – 21 September 2021)
Autumn: 6 – 9 October 2021 (22 – 23 November 2021)
Winter: 19 – 22 January 2022 (21 – 22 February 2022)
‘Exhibiting’ season: April/May 2022


If it is not held virtually, the programme is held at the Jerwood Space in Southwark, central London, close to London Bridge. It comprises rehearsal spaces, dance studios, galleries and exhibition spaces, meeting rooms, a glasshouse and a cafe. The Jerwood Space, Arts and Gallery are a major force in the vibrancy and creativity of the arts in the UK.


Juliet Scott BA Fine Art; TIHR Cert P3C; MSc in Organisational Development Business Curator; Practice Director, Arts and Organisation and first Artist-in-Residence, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.

Heather Stradling BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies, PGDip. Community Dance Studies, MSC Psychology, Dip. Psychodynamic Counselling, Senior Researcher / Consultant, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.


If you have questions or would like to speak to one of the programme Directors, please contact Lucy Walker

We welcome conversations, your ideas, thoughts and questions about the programme.

Information and booking