No Loss of Identity: A Response to Location

Jo Clements
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Artists Jo Clements and Sam Ingleson will show, through a series of case studies, their approaches towards an artistic process that allows for personal artistic freedom whilst also responding to the local environment and communities of Salford, Greater Manchester. The presentation will examine a range of processes applied by the artists that characterise models of collaboration, practice, education and community and that show an artistic negotiated practice that exists as part of a social process rather than as a response to a political agenda. Also, how artists can operate within this environment without loss of identity or, the intrinsic requirement of being artists that still reserves the potential for being remote. Applying the same principles to other practitioners has successfully facilitated opportunities for others, has positioned arts practitioners within this cultural context and provided an artistic legacy for the area that is not explicitly focussed on social benefit.

Keywords: Education, Community, Artists, Negotiated Practice, Collaboration
Stream: Art in Communities, Arts Education
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Jo Clements

Educational Director, Arts Education, Artists and Education c.i.c
Salford, UK

Artists and Education provide project management, CPD,
vents management and research and consultancy for
artists and educators. We work in partnership with residency
hosts e.g. schools, community centres, to design and deliver
artists residencies or projects. This includes identifying
artists, identifying project aims, providing support and
guidance for artists and hosts and evaluating finished
projects. We provide training programmes for artists and
educators. We are currently working with Creative
Partnerships to develop tailor made INSET for schools and
artists. We annually organise the Visual Arts and Media
strands of the Step Up, young peoples arts festival This festival celebrates the creative
talents of young people from Artsmark and Arts Specialist
colleges in the North West. Partnership organisations
include, The Bridgewater Hall, the BBC, Manchester
Museum of Science and Industry, the Whitworth Art Gallery,
Cornerhouse, FACT and URBIS. We also undertake
consultancy and research briefs focused on the impact of
quality arts provision on young people. We annually act as
Artsmark validators for Arts council England and sit on a
number of University arts steering groups as well as
providing mentoring for outreach activities to staff at two
local universities

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