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Networks for Artists who Educate 25 January 2011 Kate Martin The Edinburgh Gallery Education Forum

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Page 1: Networks for Artists Who Educate

Networks for Artists who Educate

25 January 2011Kate Martin

The Edinburgh Gallery Education Forum

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Contents

• Why do we need networks?• Successful models in Scotland, UK

and Worldwide• What might artists need from an

artists network?• What might educators need from an

artists network?

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Why?

• To improve EGEF’s access to artists for education work

• To address gaps in arts education provision in Scotland

• To act on recent opportunities presented by Creative Scotland/engage research and changes in CEC structure

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•Improve numbers of educators

•Simplify searching

•Allow better communication

•Provide a platform

Improving EGEF’s Access to Artist Educators

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Address Gaps in Arts Education Provision in Scotland

•Lack of communication between arts organisations and schools/other community groups•No Scottish directory of artists that is accessible by schools or the general public•No free central hub of information for professional development, employment or training opportunities for artist educators in Scotland

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Recent Opportunities BOP report - “Mapping of Training Opportunities for Teaching Artists” recommended • A central teaching artist database managed by a lead network

Changes within CEC

•EGEF has £2000 to go towards developing the role of Cultural Ambassadors in Schools•Development of the Creativity Portal

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What Might Artists Need from an Artists Network?

•Specific information•Access

•To peers•To employers•To opportunities•To the site itself

•Representation

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What Might Educators Need from an Artists Network?

•Specific info•Access

•To peers•To artists•To opportunities•To the site itself

•Assurance

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Successful Models in Scotland, UK and

Worldwide

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Current Networks in Scotland - Central Station

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Current Networks UK - engage Educator Locator

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Current Network UK - AXIS

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Current Network UK - a-n Networking Artists Networks

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Current Network UK - National Society for Education in Art and Design

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Current/Previous Network UK - Arts Council Wales

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Current Network Ireland - Visual Artists Ireland’s “Common Room”

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Current Network Worldwide - National Association for the Visual Arts (Australia)

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Current Networks USA - National Art Education Association

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Current Network - USA - Maine Arts Commission

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Previous Network UK - artscape

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Recommendations

• Databases with clear, concise search fields

• Welcome page• Free to search for employers• Free for artists to join• Usability and connectability• Relevant information