Relationships between higher education and artists’ studios
Monday 6th December 2010, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, School
of Art, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B30 3BX.
10.30-11am Arrival, registration and refreshments
11.00 am Welcome and introductions
Chair: Caroline Foxhall, Cultural Advisor, followed by Val
Millington, NFASP Director, outlining aims of the day.
11.10 am Stuart Whipps, ex-BIAD student, lecturer and founder of NFASP
member Grand Union. To set the local context and talk about own
experiences of setting up Grand Union following college.
11.30 am Q&A with speaker
11.40am NFASP survey results 2010: Val Millington,
NFASP director, with update on latest results on the state of the
ACME/Knowledge Transfer Partnership, ACME Chief Executive
Jonathan Harvey, Arantxa Echarte (KTP Associate) and Graham
Ellard (KTP Academic Supervisor and Reader in Art, Architecture
and The Moving Image at Central Saint Martins) on reasons for
embarking on the KTP, how it works, how it will involve other studio
providers and how to share findings.
Making the case for education/industry partnerships in the
UK’s creative industries: Harriet Mancey-Barratt, engagement
advisor, Creative & Cultural Skills.
12.40pm Panel discussion with John Butler, head of Birmingham Art
School, and Christoph Raatz, Executive Secretary of Council for
Higher Education in Art and Design, responding to above
2pm Presentations of collaborations in development:
Dan Crow from the arts organisation a space with Alan
Schechner, Head of Visual and Interactive Arts, Solent University
– on setting up studios in an ex-TK Maxx store for both graduates
and practicing artists.
Keith McIntyre, Director, Graduate Studio Northumbria on
setting up the graduate studio and membership scheme at
Helen Legg, Director, Spike Island on setting up an MA
programme with University of West England
2.45 pm Q & A session for above presentations
2.55 pm Two options:
Finding property/feasibility studies– session with emerging Worcester
Contemporary Artists’ Dan Roach on his quest to carry out a feasibility
study and identify property in Worcester with ACME Chief Executive and
NFASP Trustee Jonathan Harvey and property developer and NFASP
Trustee Maddy Carragher offering advice.
Engagement – Kickstarting relationships with local art colleges –
Judit Bodor, Programme Manager, East Street Arts – on partnerships
with Leeds Metropolitan, and Leeds University, York St John, along with
NFASP Trustee and Director of Krwoji Ross Williams, outlining their
relationship with Falmouth Art College and the rural context, with Wendy
Mason of aa2a on the role in forming relationships between artists and art
3.45 pm Tea
4pm NFASP AGM in main room for NFASP Members
4pm For non-NFASP members: drinks in BIAD Gallery
5-7pm Coaches to Digbeth to visit Eastside Projects for drinks and exhibition of
the work of London-based US artist Carey Young, who works across a variety of
media. There is also an option to visit Grand Union (limited disabled access)
with a show of Grand Union Editions, a selection of works by studio holders
and exhibiting artists that are available to purchase as part of a subscription