The Hidden Curriculum:
Annual Symposium for Fine Art Educators, London 2015



This one day event offers a forum in which to discuss the nature of the Fine Art curriculum, and to reflect upon how it has changed – or not, since it’s introduction in the 1970s.

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This event is free to NAFAE members:
Individual membership: £30 (£20 for students & artists)
Institutional membership: £150
(Institutional membership includes 5 named members)

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The Tory objection to creative education

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has warned young people that choosing to study arts subjects at school could "hold them back for the rest of their lives".

The art critic Ruskin referred to the balance of art education as representing heart, head and hand. That might be referred to as attitude, aptitude and application in less emotive or poetic language. At the core of this sentiment is the idea that a person is seeking to grow and become effective in the world.
A response from Paul Haywood, NAFAE Chair.

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Then And Now: From a (greater) distance 1967 - 2009

By Tim Dunbar, September 2014

Originally presented in March 2014 at the NAFE symposium
'45 Years of Fine Art Education: drawing the line?'

This text probably requires a kind of health warning or note of caution. I retired from teaching over five years ago and have had very little contact with fine art education since then. But this position, as a distanced onlooker, has provided me with a distinctive and unique opportunity to reflect on experiences and commentaries...

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  • Green & GoldenSaturday 27th June 11am - 6pm

    A Symposium Exploring the Impact of Location on Art Education and The Art School. Inspired by Beck and Cornford’s book The Art School and The Culture Shed, it invites people from across the sector to discuss the theme of location and art education.

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  • AHRC's Research in Film Awards

    Deadline for submitting: Thursday 11 June

    Designed to showcase short films produced as outputs or by-products from across all areas of arts and humanities research.

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  • Phd ScholarshipsThe University of Huddersfield

    The School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield has announced two competitive PhD Scholarships for the academic year 2015-2016.

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  • Education in, for, and through Art

    Deadline to apply:
    1 September 2015
    Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis
    A peer-reviewed journal published by Vilnius Academy of Arts, invites authors to contribute for a special issue.

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  • Poznan Conference

    Deadline for the abstracts extended until the end of April!

    Paradox Fine Art European Forum Biennial Conference
    9th–11th September 2015
    The University of Arts in Poznań, Poland

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Events Diary

Green & Golden
A Symposium exploring the Impact of Location on Art Education and the Art School
27th June 2015 11am-6pm
University of Wales Trinity St. David
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NSEAD National Conference
Art, craft and design education; preparing young people for life in modern Britain
26-27th June 2015
The Birmingham and Midland Institute
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Steering Group Meeting
16th July 2015 1-4pm
London Metropolitan University
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Paradox Fine Art European Forum
Alternative Zones: Uncovering the Official and the Unofficial in Fine Art Practice, Research and Education
9th-11th September 2015
The University of Arts in Poznań, Poland
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