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Teaching Artist Programs at Seanse Art Center by Marit Ulvund

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QUT Creative Industries Precinct

Room 607, Level 6, Building Z9

corner Musk Avenue and Gona Parade

Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059

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"I've learned a lot and I bet I'm going to need it in the future" (Student in Reality, a documentary film program)

Since 2002, Norway has had a national program for bringing professional art to all school children. The program is acclaimed, however several reports conclude that ‘students want more say in the content of the Rucksack’ (Anne Bamford 2012, 33). Research in the field demonstrates that teaching artists in programs and partnerships represent a new and effectual model for arts in education and community work. The three first international teaching artist conferences (Oslo 2012, Brisbane 2014, and Edinburgh 2016) have confirmed that a world community of teaching artists is emerging.

Based on studies of practices in USA, Scotland and Norway, I will present definitions of a teaching artist, art program and creative partnerships. Seanse have supported art programs since 2008, and I will exemplify by referring to short and long art practices. A particular focus will be given to five art programs in schools supported by Seanse in 2015-16. These were researched with focus on the work and role of the teaching artist.


About Marit Ulvund

Marit Ulvund is an Associate Professor in theatre, with an arts-based and practice-led PhD from NTNU, Norway, and QUT, Australia. She has extensive experience with art programs in kindergarten and elementary school, as a university lecturer/practitioner in drama/theatre, conductor of international university art and education projects, and director and actor in music and theater performances for children. Marit is a director of Seanse Art Center, located at Volda University College, Norway. Seanse has hosted about 500 artist in residencies since 2004, and arranged national and international art workshops, conferences, and a Small Art Festival. Active in an international network, Seanse hosted the first International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC1) Oslo 2012. Marit is on the founding board for the ITAC conferences, the next coming up in New York, 13-15th of September 2018. Seanse has since 2010 had an extra focus on supporting artists in creative partnerships and developing knowledge and research in this area of expertise. Marit can be contacted at mu@hivolda.no

Marit's visit to QUT is hosted by the QUT Creative Lab.

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For enquiries related to this event, contact creativelab@qut.edu.au


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Room 607, Level 6, Building Z9

corner Musk Avenue and Gona Parade

Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059

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