Networking sessions for event organisers

This May, we’re holding a series of networking sessions and workshops for people taking part in Refugee Festival Scotland 2024.

These gatherings are open to anyone who is involved in organising events and activities as part of this year’s festival programme.

Networking sessions

Come along for the chance to meet other event organisers, hear from the festival team, and get top tips to help you promote your Refugee Festival Scotland event.

What we’ll cover
  • Toolkit for event organisers: what’s in it and how to use it
  • Printed materials: what we’ll send you and how to use it
  • Advice to help you run a successful event
  • Tips to help you promote your event on social media
  • Photographing the festival: taking and sharing photos at your event
  • Sharing positive stories and working with the media
When and where

Session 1: in-person

Tuesday, 7 May: 6-8 pm

Join us in person at the Scottish Refugee Council office:

6th Floor of Portland House

17 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5AH

Session 2: online

If you can’t make the in person session, you can join us online on:

Tuesday, 14 May: 5.30-7 pm


Art Refuge: Creating welcoming spaces workshop

This three-hour online workshop focuses on how to create welcoming spaces for people attending your Refugee Festival Scotland event.

This training will cover
  • The principles of Psychological First Aid
  • What we mean by being trauma-informed
  • How to support yourselves in feeling grounded

Opportunities for art-making exercises will be woven into the workshop.

When and where

Thursday, 9 May: 10 am-1 pm

Join us on Zoom

About Art Refuge

Art Refuge uses socially engaged art and therapy to support the mental health and well-being of people displaced due to conflict, persecution, and poverty. The work is delivered by a specialist team of HCPC registered art therapists, alongside artists, most of whom have personal experiences of displacement.