Tuesday 26 July 2011
Cubitt Education’s Festival of Blackboards continues with a free seminar critically exploring the relationships between arts education, fine art practice, artistic models of production, and the ‘creative industries’.
What is particular or unique about artistic concepts of labour and production? Who might control and regulate production in the creative industries? How do educational systems influence and shape the workforce and its identity? Academics, policy makers, and creative professionals will present papers and then come together with the audience to discuss the issues raised. Speakers include:
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Cultural Policy & Management, City University, London
Dr Oakley’s research interests cover the creative industries, regional development, cultural policy and cultural labour markets. She has been working in these areas for over a decade, following careers in journalism, market research and the civil service. Work and labour issues in the cultural industries also remain a prime concern and the subject of several recent publications including Art Works published by the Arts Council (2009) and ‘In its own image: New Labour and the Cultural Workforce’, forthcoming in a special issue of Cultural Trends.
Artist and Academic
Michaela Ross is an artist, researcher and artist educator with a particular interest in the relationship between the artist and the institution and in art practices that take place within the educational function of the museum and gallery. Her recent article Young People as Cultural Workers: Imagining Alternatives, pp191-197 was published in Engage Journal, June 2011.
Independent Consultant and Chair of Creative Islington
Graham Hitchen was, until recently, a Project Director at the London Development Agency, leading the development of an international design and innovation programme. While at the LDA, he set up and ran the Creative Industries programme, and headed up the Agency’s work in Manufacturing and Production Industries, managing an annual investment budget of £15m. He is also a former Director of the Arts Council of England.
Engagement Manager, Creative & Cultural Skills,
C&CS is the Sector Skills Council for Craft, Cultural Heritage, Design, Literature, Music, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Jennie has worked on the Creative Apprenticeship project for over two years, engaging employers in the programme. This work has resulted in over 300 Apprenticeships being delivered across the country, helping to diversify creative and cultural sectors and ensure accredited training in partnership with national colleges.
The event is free, but booking online is strongly recommended to secure your place: CLICK HERE TO BOOK.
The Festival of Blackboards runs from 19th-31st of July at Cubitt and includes free seminars on a wide range of issues relating to the visual arts and educational processes. For full information visit:festivalofblackboards.blogspot.com