Peer Artist Learning
ArtWorks North East: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings
Call for artists/producers/art makers/academics/practitioners to make a valuable contribution to important contemporary research.
- Are you an artist/practitioner whose work involves participation in your art form e.g. facilitating workshops, training, and education work?
- Do you work in one - or more - of the following disciplines? Visual Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Creative Writing, Film, Animation, Community Radio, Photography.
- Would you be interested in exploring with another experienced artist from a different art form how you each come to be where you are now in your careers?
- Would you be interested in using what you learn from that exchange to support an 'emerging artist' to develop themselves professionally?
If so, you might be interested in this:
ArtWorks is a national initiative, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, to review and improve the opportunities for career progression for artists working in participatory settings. ArtWorks aims to develop new routes to support progression at all stages of an artist's career, as well as enhancing the experience of participants working with artists. The initiative will work by improving the training and continuing professional development infrastructure in higher education institutions and arts organisations. Further details of the initiative are available at this link.
Applications are invited from experienced artists / practitioners to be part of this initiative through the ArtWorks NE pathfinder project led by University of Sunderland and cultural partners across the NE region, one of five such Art Works pathfinder projects across the UK. Working in 'co-mentor' pairs with another artist from a different discipline between January and May 2012, you will be required to reflect on your own professional journey through a series of informal 'focused conversations' to identify key critical issues relating to career progression in the cultural sector. You will also be required to work with an emerging artist as a mentor / coach, to support them in identifying and addressing a current professional issue or concern of theirs.
Written applications (A4 sheet) and a brief CV are invited from artists/practitioners who work in one or more of the above disciplines, and who have a demonstrable interest in continuing professional development (CPD). You will have substantial experience of working in one or more participatory settings. You will have a firm interest in developing a fully committed mentoring role. You will have previous experience of being a mentor, or of being mentored.
Successful applicants will receive an honorarium of £1,000 in respect of their commitment to the project, which includes:
- 2 days training
- 6 x co-mentor meetings
- 6 x mentor meetings
- 2 x supervision meetings
- Planning time
Participants will also be required to keep and share a reflective Blog / Learning Journal to support their work.
Written Application (1 A4 sheet)
1. What have you learned from your previous experiences of mentoring, either as mentor or mentee?
2. What personal and professional skills / experiences make you suitable for this role?
3. How important is reflection in your professional practice?
4. What do want to gain from involvement?
Closing date: Friday 9th December 2011
Successful applicants will be required to attend a compulsory half-day training session on Tuesday 17th January 2012, 1-5pm at The Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR.
We would also like to add your details to our PHF ArtWorks NE database, if you don't wish to be included please advise in your email.
"ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings" is a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative with support and funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Creativity Culture & Education (supported by Arts Council England) and the Cultural Leadership Programme.
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