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That was Module 1: Potentials of art for cultural education processes – formats, questions, impulses

The first Module of “Artistic interventions in Cultural Education” took place at the Federal Academy for Cultural Education in Wolfenbüttel from the 24.09.-26.09.2021. Thirty-three participants as well as six lecturers and one artist provided the framework for the three days with inputs, workshops, aesthetic communication formats and artistic impulses. On our Homepage, we give three retrospect perspectives of the weekend.

Getting to know the scholarship-holders, mini-workshops, speed-dating and an aesthetically staged Feast! Last week, marking the launch of “Artistic interventions in Cultural Education”, there were several innovative meeting places – both for the scholarship-holders and the lecturers – to get to know each other and share views and ideas.

One special objective of Module 1 in this context was to give the participants the opportunity to position themselves with their artistic activities. What have grand concepts like Cultural Education, art research, artistic interventions or communicating art and culture actually got to do with one’s own activities? What can art achieve on its own? And how do I define myself as an actor in this field?

These are just a few of the questions which were discussed in Module 1. You can get to know the lecturers from Module 1 here.

Published: 13.10.2021

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.

Published: 23.09.2021

Official launch of the course on Friday the 24.09.2021

Following intensive preparations, the pilot course “Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education” is to start off with its first module on the weekend from the 24.09.21-26.09.21, at the Federal Academy for Cultural Education in Wolfenbüttel.

In addition to intensive professional exchange, artistic approaches are discussed and tried out to also make the potentials of art in education experienceable.

It was against this background that the Department of Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim started off with the diversified and elaborate accompanying research. In preparatory and follow-up interviews in the context of the course, in accompanying questionnaires and in long-term research, various questions are explored. What are the key motives and expectations among artists seeking to take such further training? How can quality criteria be defined for cultural education activities? To what extent is a link between artistic objectives and the interests of cultural education projects feasible? What are the key challenges for artists working in education and social fields? What is needed for their work to be successful?

Thus research centres on experiences and conditions for artists to successfully perform artistically effective cultural education work. The results are examined with regard to quality criteria and conditions for success in order to initiate a long-term consolidation of cultural education activities in Germany.

A lot will be happening in September, and we can look forward to seeing what exciting new options are going to emerge for all actors!

Published: 27.08.2021

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).

Published: 14.05.2021

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.

Published: 17.03.2021

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.

Published: 16.03.2021

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.

Published: 01.02.2021

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.

 

Published: 25.11.2020

The Pilot Certification Course Offers:

Published: 25.11.2020

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.

Published: 24.11.2020

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.

Published: 23.11.2020

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.

Published: 22.11.2020

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.

Published: 21.11.2020