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Here’s what’s happening in Module 1 “Potentials in art”

Following intensive preparations lasting several months and involving the expertise of a wide range of organisations in artistic Cultural Education, the pilot course “Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education”, run by the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim, is to launch the first module at the Federal Academy for Cultural Education in Wolfenbüttel from the 24.09.21 to the 26.09.21.

Which special potential does art hold for Cultural Education processes? How can artists benefit from extending their expertise into activities in social contexts? Is quality a question of didactics, the educational and training background or one’s own attitude, and how can quality criteria for artistic work with groups in society be developed? What does the concept of artistic intervention refer to regarding an understanding of impartation?

In this first module, the scholarship holders and participating artists present themselves with their artistic approaches and concepts to communicate culture. Key concepts of the course are discussed, and categories of quality in artistic activities imparting culture are reflected on and tried out in artistic and practical contexts. Among others, Alicia de Bánffy-Hall (a Professor of Aesthetic Practice in Social Work, focusing on Music and Media, at the University of Applied Sciences Landshut), Uta Plate (a theatre maker and lecturer) and Seraphina Lenz (an artist) give impressions of their respective artistic and professional activities and try out and reflect on aesthetic formats and innovative concepts for imparting art with the participants. Prof Dr Birgit Mandel (University of Hildesheim) discusses expected impacts and potentials of art for Cultural Education, while Prof Dr Maike Gunsilius (University of Hildesheim) presents approaches and examples of participatory art-based research.