Artists as Learners

NEW! Professional development training opportunity for visual artists & makers in Wales
Places limited – application deadline Tuesday 23rd July 12.00 noon

Are you an emerging, early- or mid- career visual artist or maker living and working in Wales? Do you have a commitment to and understanding of gallery education and its ability to inspire, support and enhance young people’s learning and development? Are you interested in growing your practice to work with hard to reach or vulnerable young people?

engage Cymru is seeking applications for its new professional development programme, Artists as Learners, which will pilot in the autumn term 2013. It has been developed as a direct response to recent engage Cymru programmes which highlighted a shortage of visual artists and makers with the skills and experience required to work with hard to reach or vulnerable young people in a gallery setting.

Participants will be mentored by an experienced lead artist and the programme will run in partnership with Oriel Mostyn, Ceredigion Museum & Gallery, Glynn Vivian Museum & Gallery and Denbighshire Arts Service / Rhyl Library & Art Gallery. Each venue will host two artist-learners, for a total of eight places on the pilot course.

Previous experience working with young people is not required, but we are looking for artists and makers who have a genuine interest in developing their practice in this direction.
The course fee is £175 non-engage members / £150 engage members. For details on joining engage go to http://www.engage.org/membership. Funding (which can also support subsistence and travel) may be available through Arts Council of Wales small training grants programme.

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