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ERIC Number: EJ1079598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
The Value of the "Blueprint" Festival
Cawley-Gelling, India; Hyland, Steven; McCarron-Roberts, Connah; Noor, Sufea Mohamad; Morrissey, Ruth
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v34 n3 p319-325 Oct 2015
"Blueprint" was a three-day festival which took place at Tate Liverpool in July 2014 and was organised and produced by Tate Collective Liverpool, as part of "Circuit", a four-year national programme connecting 15-25 year olds to the arts. "Circuit" aims to be open, reflective and critical and bring about organisational change. Members of "Circuit's" young research and evaluation team, which is central to "Circuit's" evaluation and research, have written this article, about our experiences of planning, delivering and evaluating "Blueprint". The article articulates our own sense of the value and the challenges of the processes in which we engaged. The "Blueprint festival" was aimed at young people aged 15-25. Our roles as members of Tate Collective Liverpool involved planning, curating and delivering an exhibition, activities and events that took place as part of "Blueprint". We also had crucial roles in evaluating the festival. Our roles as young evaluators have been key to our awareness of the learning that has taken place, for us, through the process of developing and delivering "Blueprint". In this article we outline the processes and mechanisms through which learning took place, articulating the value of research and evaluation processes led by us, as young people, for our own professional development and for the development of gallery practice. The article also indicates something of the potential of such approaches for formal education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Liverpool)