Our view of creative engagement looks far beyond community involvement as a line item on someone’s form, a box to be ticked. We want to bring about new ways to express and share values. Together with our partners at Encounters we are developing creative techniques that will be core to our bioregional work. Encounters make imaginative spaces and processes. Using the transformational power of the arts they have worked with thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds in arts, community, education, reconciliation, rehabilitation, regeneration and environmental contexts. The artist, by triggering us to look at things in new ways, can host conversations that would otherwise be hard to begin.