You are invited to a Creative Lab Seminar presentation by Marit Ulvund, Teaching Artist Programs at Seanse Art Center, 3pm – 4.30pm, Thursday 7 June in Room 607, Level 6, Z9 Building, QUT Kelvin Grove campus.
This is a free event but registration at Eventbrite is essential.
Since 2002, Norway has had a national program for bringing professional art to all school children. The program is acclaimed, however several reports conclude that ‘students want more say in the content of the Rucksack’ (Anne Bamford 2012, 33). Research in the field demonstrates that teaching artists in programs and partnerships represent a new and effectual model for arts in education and community work. The three first international teaching artist conferences (Oslo 2012, Brisbane 2014, and Edinburgh 2016) have confirmed that a world community of teaching artists is emerging.
Based on studies of practices in USA, Scotland and Norway, Marit Ulvund will present definitions of a teaching artist, art program and creative partnerships. Seanse have supported art programs since 2008, and Marit will exemplify by referring to short and long art practices. A particular focus will be given to five art programs in schools supported by Seanse in 2015-16. These were researched with focus on the work and role of the teaching artist.