Austerity, Adversity, Art?
Fine Art education as a site of social and political resistance, initiative and engagement
NAFAE's annual symposium and AGM is a selection of pecha-kucha style short provocations, poster presentations, and 20 minute papers/case studies.
As a network we are primarily interested in practice and projects; in how people are producing and how educators and fine art practitioners are responding to challenge.
These contributions address:
Contexts – challenges for or outcomes from Fine Art Education
Responses – what are you doing now?
Proposals – what should we be doing?
Positive inventions that have significant value. The role of Fine Art and cultural activism at times of specific deprivation. Examples of partnerships beyond the sector. Activism and counter-practices. Impacts from austerity and alternative economies. A future with or without Europe. Teaching craft and making. Emerging skills. Skills preparating future graduates. Teaching beginners and those without prior foundations in Art and Design. Supporting poverty in the student body. Countering adversity. Art education as resistance. Managing commercial priorities and an instrumentalised education sector.
Conference date: 23rd March 2018
Hosted jointly by NAFAE and Wolverhampton University.