Programme applications for 2019

There are many people who would like to run a workshop here at the Findhorn Foundation. If you have never submitted a programme before, please read the information on this page prior to filling out the online proposal form.

It is important to realise that the Findhorn Foundation is not just a workshop centre. First and foremost, we are a large community of people living and learning together. Our purpose in holding workshops here at the Findhorn Foundation is to share with others what we have learnt and to pass on our inspiration for living a fulfilled and sustainable lifestyle. Our workshops, therefore, originate mostly from within the body of our community.

We do sometimes invite outside presenters to run workshops on subjects of their expertise. However, before submitting a workshop proposal, we usually ask that you come and visit, and we strongly recommend that all our workshop leaders take part in an Experience Week. This will allow you to experience our community first hand and to see whether your workshop would fit in with our community's ethos and rhythms. Please find more information about Experience Week by clicking here.

Most people who present workshops here do this as a service to the community and humanity. While we do pay our presenters a fee, this may be lower than what presenters are able to earn elsewhere. Any profits that we earn are used for projects that support the community as a whole.

Workshop presenters who are eligible to work in the UK will be able to receive a small fee per participant as payment for their effort. If you are not eligible to work in the UK then you may still be able to present a workshop at the Findhorn Foundation but we are not permitted to pay you for work. It may be possible for us to contribute to your expenses.

We also ask that all workshop presenters are supported by an in-house focaliser. This is a Findhorn Foundation co-worker who has done our training for workshop leaders and is familiar with the Foundation’s unique atmosphere, rhythms and style of facilitation. The in-house focaliser assists the presenter with their programme logistics such as registration, preparing the workshop venue and equipment, orientation tours for participants, arranging presenters payments, etc. It is the responsibility of the workshop facilitator to find an in-house focaliser before submitting a workshop proposal. Participating in an Experience Week is an excellent way of connecting to community members and possibly finding an in-house focaliser.

The majority of our workshops run for a week – arrive Saturday and depart the next Saturday – and this still seems to be by far the most popular formula.

Please submit your proposal using this online form. This website will close on 28th February 2018. We will only consider proposals submitted before that time. Our Selection Committee will then take your proposal into consideration for our 2019 brochure and we will inform you of their decision in May 2018.

If you have any further questions or would like more details please contact us at .

We hope this is helpful to you.

The Programme Coordination team

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