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The participants have been determined

The final 33 artists from various disciplines were identified to participate in the certificate course.

After an intensive selection process by the project managers of the University of Hildesheim together with the external jurors Özlem Canyürek and Khadidiatou Bangoura, 33 participants have now been identified for the pilot course. In the selection process, special emphasis was placed on achieving the greatest possible diversity in terms of artistic disciplines, as well as age, experience and background. The heterogeneity of the group makes it possible to discuss the content of the course from a wide variety of perspectives.

Juror Özlem Canyürek emphasizes that this is “the most diverse group” she has selected so far as a juror for qualifications in the cultural sector in Germany. Due to the high response rate of 456 applications for 30 places, the organizers agreed to increase the number of participants by 10% and to admit 33 people.

An important signal for those artists who did not receive a place on the pilot course is that intensive work is already underway to establish the continuing education program at various locations in Germany.

The selected fellows will be presented on the project homepage in May with their profile as well as an insight into their artistic practice and already realized projects in cultural education.

If you are interested in further information or in participating in the transfer of the pilot project, you can find information on the website and by e-mail ( pia [dot] wagner [at] uni-hildesheim [dot] de).

External advice for the selection process

Since February, the jury has been working diligently to make a suitable selection from the profiled and diverse documents. The course’s partners played a key role in the process: the Federal Association of Cultural Agents for Creative Schools, CRESPO Foundation – The Flying Artist’s Room, TUSCH Hamburg, the KLAUS art lab, LesArt Berlin Center for Children’s and Youth Literature, TanzZeit Berlin e. V. and the Future Lab of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, as well as the Education and Outreach Department of Documenta and Museum Fridericianum GgmbH.

Around 90 applicants have now been invited to selection interviews in order to determine the final 30 scholarship holders. To support the jury during the selection interviews, the expertise of two external jurors, Khadidiatou Bangoura and Özlem Canyürek, will be called upon.

 

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Khadidiatou Rachel Bangoura is a native of Liberia and Guinea. She was born in France and moved to Germany at the age of seven. After a BA in International Relations & Development Studies and an MA in African Studies in London, she graduated in Contemporary Dance (Danceworks Berlin) in October 2017. She works as a freelance choreographer and dancer with Jan Pusch, Okwui Okpokwasili, Ester Ambrosino (Tanztheater Erfurt), Rafaële Giovanola (Cocoon Dance), Lin Verleger (Comedia Theater) and Ives Thuwis-De Leeuw (Junges Ensemble Stuttgart), among others.
 
 
 
 

Photo: Jens Schmidt

Dr. des. Özlem Canyürek Dr. des. Özlem Canyürek studied sociology, cultural management and cultural policy in Istanbul. In 2021, she received her PhD in Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice from the Institute for Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim with a thesis on “Cultural Diversity in Motion. Rethinking Cultural Policy and Performing Arts in an Intercultural Society.” She currently works as a freelance cultural policy researcher and lecturer. She is the contact person for the intersectional diversity framework of the PostHeimat network, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. She is a member of GLOSACI.

High demand: 456 applications received

The first certificate course in Germany “Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education” of the Institute for Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim is experiencing very high demand with 456 applications for 30 places. The applicants will be informed promptly about the selection.

Criteria for the selection include experience in cultural mediation and cultural education and a close link between the applicant’s own artistic approach and the development of cultural education projects. In addition, the participants of the pilot course should complement each other as diversely as possible in terms of the artistic genres represented, age, gender, educational and work biographies, regions of origin, migration experience, working methods and target groups.

We would like to thank all applicants and invite you to subscribe to our newsletter with an email to zertifikatskurs [at] uni-hildesheim [dot] de for information on follow-up courses.The first certificate course in Germany “Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education” of the Institute for Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim is experiencing very high demand with 456 applications for 30 places. The applicants will be informed promptly about the selection.

Criteria for the selection include experience in cultural mediation and cultural education and a close link between the applicant’s own artistic approach and the development of cultural education projects. In addition, the participants of the pilot course should complement each other as diversely as possible in terms of the artistic genres represented, age, gender, educational and work biographies, regions of origin, migration experience, working methods and target groups.

We would like to thank all applicants and invite you to subscribe to our newsletter with an email to zertifikatskurs [at] uni-hildesheim [dot] de for information on follow-up courses.

The application phase is over – what happens next?

We thank all applicants for their interest!

31.01.2021 was the last day of the application phase. From now on, the selection of participants for the pilot course “Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education” begins.

We wish all applicants good luck and will try to inform you about the selection by mid-March 2021!

If you still have questions about the course or simply want to find out more, feel free to visit our FAQs or the recording of the WebTalks with Prof. Dr. Birgit Mandel and Prof. Mona Jas. On Instagram (@kuenstlerische_interventionen) and Facebook (@Künstlerische Interventionen) we keep you up to date with news.

LET’S GET STARTED!

Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education – qualified training and certification for arts practitioners from the artistic disciplines of architecture, visual arts, design, film, photography, literature, media, music, performance, sound, theater, contemporary dance, circus, and other fields.

A Germany-wide certification course developed by the Institute for Cultural Policy of the Department of Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication at the University of Hildesheim in close cooperation with practice partners, offers a total of thirty arts practitioners from various artistic fields the opportunity to become qualified professionals in practice-based, cultural education work at schools and other organizations. With certification, participants will also be able to work in education in museums, theaters, dance and opera stages, orchestras, youth centers or at festivals. In addition, participants will receive training to become trainers themselves of future Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education certification courses.

 

LET’S GET STARTED!

Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education – qualified training and certification for arts practitioners from the artistic disciplines of architecture, visual arts, design, film, photography, literature, media, music, performance, sound, theater, contemporary dance, circus, and other fields.

A Germany-wide certification course developed by the Institute for Cultural Policy of the Department of Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Communication at the University of Hildesheim in close cooperation with practice partners, offers a total of thirty arts practitioners from various artistic fields the opportunity to become qualified professionals in practice-based, cultural education work at schools and other organizations. With certification, participants will also be able to work in education in museums, theaters, dance and opera stages, orchestras, youth centers or at festivals. In addition, participants will receive training to become trainers themselves of future Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education certification courses.

 

The Pilot Certification Course Offers:
Our Mission

The training is designed to address each practitioner’s particular level of artistic and cultural experience and to instill in them an appreciation for cultural education projects when developed and implemented successfully. Central to this are the questions: How can artistic expertise be effectively paired with cultural education projects and their existing pedagogical and systemic aspects? Which new inspirations and sense of purpose arise from working in cultural educational contexts? What new perspectives do participation-oriented formats and new contexts open up for your own artistic work? How can interdisciplinary methodological and teaching fundamentals be combined with digital strategies? The arts have special potential for cultural education processes because they can enable “a diversity of aesthetic experiences” beyond everyday perception. Experiencing artistic concepts in the form of discovery-guided learning stimulates curiosity, independent and unconventional thinking and actions in children, teens and adults, reinforces self-belief and creates a sensitivity for complex social contexts.

On Concepts and Implementation

In partnership with the Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung Wolfenbüttel, eight qualified training modules will be offered from September 2021 to August 2022 in the following areas: art education concepts in the context of one’s own artistic work; concepts and discourses of cultural education and mediation work; transdisciplinary, methodological and teaching fundamentals including digital strategies; practice-based formats for art and cultural education; collaborative partnerships in cultural education; cultural management practices (finance, marketing, PR and audience development) and cultural policy; individualized, practice-based projects with mentorship as well as an integrated train-the-trainer module that enables participants to work in the field of qualified training for artists.

At the same time, this pilot course will serve as the basis – within the context of a process-integrated evaluation in close cooperation with participating arts practitioners – for establishing specific quality criteria related to project development and the qualified training of arts practitioners in the field of cultural education. The certificate course is to be implemented across Germany beginning in 2022.

The Partners

The Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education certification course is distinguished by the expertise of its various partners from international artistic arenas. The modules are supplemented by immersion units in the fields of visual arts, literature, media, music, performance, theater and contemporary dance, which have been developed specifically for this certification course by experts from Stiftung Mercator’s Art Labs. Their many years of experience in cultural education ensure that fellows receive professional support in the form of mentorships and guidance.

Find out more here.

Project Organizer

The project is organized by the University of Hildesheim Foundation. Its seasoned team of experts with years of experience in training arts practitioners developed the curriculum under the direction of Prof. Mona Jas and Prof. Dr. Birgit Mandel.