Decolonizing Spaces with Creativity Webinar

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Decolonizing Spaces with Creativity Webinar

Are you an arts professional who is:

  • Working on a project in community
  • Designing/delivering programs for participants
  • Engaging with audiences
  • Developing ideas with a collaborative team?

Do you wonder whether you are cultivating a safe space for your community, participants, audience, and team as well as yourself? If yes, would you like to lead with love, be patient with perspectives that are different than yours, develop awareness regarding the impact of trauma and resilience on your and other’s brains and bodies, move into reflection rather than reaction, differentiate between colonial and decolonial ways of thinking/feeling/doing, understand yourself with love, develop protocols around cultivating safe spaces, and make decisions that connect to self, family, community and land?

Yes!?! Please join me for the Decolonizing Spaces with Creativity webinar this fall.

Webinar Topics

Through cultivating care and curiosity, we will explore with creativity:

  • The difference between colonial and decolonial ways of being, doing, and knowing
  • The understanding we have ourselves
  • The practice of love, patience, and discipline
  • The necessary protocols for cultivating a safe space
  • The importance of different perspectives
  • The impact of vicarious trauma and resiliency
  • The nested system of individual, family, community and land


The content framework has been developed and shared in the Cultivating Safe Spaces (CSS) program (visit by Elaine Alec who is a storyteller and facilitator from the Syilx and Secwepemc Nations. Elaine is CEO of Naqsmist (nux-meest) which translates into “many coming together as one” and is the author of “Calling My Spirit Back”.


The webinar is facilitated by Geraldine Ysselstein who is a trained Cultivating Safe Spaces (CSS) facilitator. She was born on the land of her ancestors, which is the Netherlands; is a settler on Turtle Island, and a Treaty 7 guest in Mohkinstsis (Calgary). She has a lifetime of experiences working/volunteering/participating in the arts as an arts manager, arts management/leadership educator, artist/creative, arts professional collaborator, and arts audience member.


There are three opportunities to take this webinar in Fall 2023.

  • October 24, 2023, 12 – 3pm MT
  • November 28, 2023, 12 – 3pm MT
  • December 12, 2023, 12 – 3pm MT

Cost: The cost to attend is $150/person or $100/person if you book any webinar dates before September 30, 2023 with discount code EARLY50.For more information and to register, please visit

Webinar Questions

For questions, please contact Geraldine Ysselstein, Creative. Consultant. Collaborator. Changemaker at or visit

Riverstone Consulting | Cultivating care. Becoming curious. Moving creatively. Creating change. Decolonizing spaces with creativity | | Geraldine Ysselstein, Certified Cultivating Safe Spaces Facilitator

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