ArtWorks London is producing the next ArtWorks Platform on 22 May 2013 at the Pit, Barbican Centre at 7pm. This Platform will explore the question: Do participatory artists benefit from accreditation?
Accreditation: an integral element to the whole learning process or a prescriptive and exclusive mode of learning? This platform will explore the optimum learning pathway for artists working in participatory settings, interrogating the role of accreditation in adding to our understanding of participatory practice, and raising the status and profile of participative practice.
Confirmed speakers so far are: Veronica Jobbins, Head of Learning and Participation (Dance) Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance; Sylvan Baker from People’s Palace Project and a Collaborative Doctorate student at Queen Mary’s; and Damien Hebron, Director, London Arts and Health Forum. The session will be chaired by Sally Taylor, Executive Director, The Culture Capital Exchange
In light of the higher education and further education seminars on March 18, which brought together 70 delegates from across these sectors, ArtWorks London now plans to bring together selected HE and FE colleagues with arts organisations delivering CPD. This meeting aims to generate some practical outcomes which ArtWorks London will produce in collaboration with these partners and pilot over the next 18 months.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Lewisham’s Older Peoples Arts Network produced Age Gap in association with ArtWorks London on 24 April. This symposium explored ways of supporting and nurturing artists to develop creative practice in participatory settings with older people. The Case Studies showing a snapshot of existing provision which was produced to support this event are now available on the Research and resources page. Sixty delegates attended and the rich discussions will now shape a series of CPD pilots produced by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. A full report of this symposium by Audience Agency will be made available over the next month and will inform two pilot CPD programmes for artists working in participatory settings with older people. Keep checking the Events page for more information about these training opportunities.
ArtWorks London has begun the pilot of their informal learning pathway, the ArtWorks Fellowship, a model which focuses on the development of a bespoke learning pathway for artists working in participatory settings and uses a multilayered approach to learning and development. The ArtWorks Fellows will engage in insitu training, CPD and Lab activity, as well as debate platforms and reflective dialogue with peers, contextualised by a carefully selected mentor. ArtWorks London will test the impact of this experience and look to its sustainability beyond the current ArtWorks programme.
Contact: Louisa Borg-Costanzi Potts firstname.lastname@example.org
ArtWorks Projects and Partnership Manager, Barbican/Guildhall Creative Learning