PDP has been invited to run the Bronze Arts Awards with pupils at Castle View school in Essex. Great News!
I am Gold Arts award trained and have found Arts Award training very useful in focusing project ideas and by often attending conferences, I can to stay up to date with the progress of the arts award development. It is now receiving attention in Europe and America, which broadens the scope of PDP’s possibilities.
The Arts Award is very much about the in-depth understanding of craft, the arts sector and the business of arts management. PDP is a very flexible project with a menu of workshop exercises from beginner to masterclass levels. It is able to do this because its frame work focuses on pedagogy enabling everyone involved to enter a theme, social issue and creativity from where they are at in that moment in time, regardless of age or political involvement and awareness.
The creativity in PDP is about re-imagining how art can bring about positive change in the lives of those who participate and the audiences who hear their work and how to create platforms for more events like PDP with PDP ethos at its core – truth-seeking through culture and creativity.
There is also a skills and knowledge sharing between pupils/participants as they acknowledge each others strengths and weakness as researcher/writer/performer/debater and encourages them to work together as team to build a strong representation of perspectives and points of view.
I was invited to be a guest writer about my experiences as an artist and how the Arts Award fits well with my practice as an arts educator.
Click for my article and the Arts Awards website.