Austerity, Adversity, Art?

Fine Art education as a site of social and political resistance, initiative and engagement

Posted: 12 Dec 2017
By Andrew Sheridan
Submission date:
29 January 2018
Event date:
Friday, 23 March 2018 (All day)
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Annual Symposium
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CALL FOR PAPERS

NAFAE is inviting proposals for provocations and contributions for their up-coming annual symposium.
Please submit up to 200 word abstracts by 29th January 2018 for either: pecha-kucha style short provocations, poster presentations, or 20 minute papers/case studies.

Austerity, Adversity, Art?
Fine Art education as a site of social and political resistance, initiative and engagement

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.

We are looking for papers and contributions that 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.

Please include your name, email address and institution or status, along with the title of the proposed contribution and any technical details such as duration and format

Deadline for proposals: 29th January 2018
Conference date: 23rd March 2018
Send abstracts to: admin@nafae.org.uk

Hosted jointly by NAFAE and Wolverhampton University.