Spring 2018

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4 Sessions
Program ($500 USD)
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Pedagogy, Performing Arts
Teaching Artistry, Community Groups, Community Artists
Course Description

This course introduces teaching artists to the core principles which underpin successful engagement with audiences and communities.

The course features case studies from the work of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Queensland, Australia) and introduces different approaches and knowledge required to work with multiple and diverse contexts and communities.

Areas covered include: building projects and activities to deepen engagement with works of art, commissioning new work, understanding the transferability of teaching artist skill sets, connections with audiences and communities and an examination of collaboration and co-creation.


This course is in scheduled mode and starts Spring 2018. Learn more about scheduled courses here.

Session 1: Audiences and Communities
In this session we meet a teaching artist who talks about how to prepare for entering a community, her use of journaling as a planning and documentation technique and the importance of project legacy. This session also focuses on creating work to enrich audience connection with works of art. It looks at three elements of an engagement program developed with teaching artists to deepen engagement in the work of Teaching Artists.
Session 2: Commission and Purpose
An Artistic Director talks about his festival’s curatorial framework, the commissioning process as well as outlines the range of ways teaching artists might engage with a festival. In addition, he introduces a teaching artist who created a new work in response to the festival values and curatorial framework. The curatorial framework for a major international festival will drive a life-like scenario which invites a contribution from you. How will you align that framework with your own skills and ambitions?
Session 3: Expanding connections with audiences and communities
This session asks you to consider the range of skills you have as a teaching artist and to identify how they can be applied and transferred across sectors, disciplines and between communities. Also in this session, two teaching artists look at ethics, respect and community protocols when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. They touch on the importance of place and history, which will be explored in more depth in the SOH course. Also covered is how to identify and respond to individual participants’ learning needs.
Session 4: Collaboration and Co-creation
This session investigates key aspects of collaboration and co-creation by examining an arts-led children’s symposium. It explores the development and delivery of the symposium with a focus on the collaboration and co-creation between teaching artists, children and professionals from multiple disciplines. In particular, this session focuses on how teaching artists deliberately seek to foster in participants a growth mindset essential for both collaboration and co-creation. A growth mindset is characterised by an openness to new ideas, enquiry, wonder, questioning, challenging, acknowledging and embracing imperfections, and viewing the process as more important than the end result.
Whenever you complete a course as a premium member, you can earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment .

This course is also part of the Program: The Basics of Teaching Artistry. Earn a verified Specialist Certificate for successfully completing a Program.

These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

Credit Elligible Program
This course is one of 4 courses in the The Basics of Teaching Artistry Program and is offered for credits from Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Earn a verified Specialist Certificate after successfully completing a Program. And whenever you complete a course as a Premium member, you earn a verified Certificate of Accomplishment . These certificates are proof that you completed an online course on our platform and can easily be shared with its unique link.

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Additional Information

If a student signs up for The Basics of Teaching Artistry program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

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