Cultivating Bold Spaces – for Students

A Participate student session

In this session we will explore how students can cultivate a space in which they feel safe and empowered to take risks and make bold choices as they move forward in their growth as a cohort.

Available as

  • In-person training


  • Delivered as a 1.5-2 hour session


  • Maximum 20 participants per group
  • Ability to tailor for you

Want to learn more? Read on for detailed information about the course. Contact our team on or make an enquiry for further information and bookings.

Why train with Tonic? We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.

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About the Course

Based on recent research on the group dynamics of performers, this training will give students space to explore the question: ‘what is my role in the co-creation of a collaborative, creative, dynamic working environment’? Participants will have the chance to discuss their personal and shared responsibility in creating a ‘bold space’ – one in which people feel safe and empowered to take risks and make bold choices. Participants will develop a shared language and collective understanding of how they want to move forward in their growth as a cohort. This workshop also explores the impact of micro-aggressions, promoting awareness and accountability in a collaborative environment.

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Photo by Hamish Kale

What we’ll cover

  • The fundamental implications of working together (Intimacy, Emotional Vulnerability, Interdependence)
  • What is means to create a ‘bold space’ which emphasises safety and empowerment
  • Behaviours which can enable or disable a bold space
  • Micro-aggressions – what they are, and how they might impact a bold space
  • Space to consider how you might take areas of this learning away and action it moving forwards

You’ll come away with

  • A shared understanding of what a bold space looks like
  • Understanding of how to consciously cultivate a bold space
  • Understanding and awareness of what micro-aggressions are and their potential impacts
  • Space to consider how this learning can be put into practice moving forwards

Course details

  • Available as in-person training
  • Delivered as a 1.5-2 hour session
  • Maximum 30 participants

Keen to learn more? Make an enquiry or contact our team at for further information.


Yes, please email to arrange a time to discuss your needs with a member of the team.

Yes, we would be happy to discuss bundling this course with others that we offer. We can also create bespoke sessions just for you. Find out more on our bespoke training page or email to discuss what we can do for you.

Participate is Tonic’s programme of training created specifically for schools, colleges and conservatoires in the performing arts. It’s designed to help both students and staff address a range of topics in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion, to help them cultivate a safer and more inclusive training environment, and to provide advice and tools they can take with them.
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Participate. Training created specifically for students of performing arts colleges and conservatoires, and their teachers.

Make an enquiry

All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts