Creative Community Hub Artist in Residence (CCHAiR) Pilot Project

Baguley, Margaret and Free, Miranda and Fullarton, Lee (2011) Creative Community Hub Artist in Residence (CCHAiR) Pilot Project. In: AARE 2010: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2010: Making a Difference, 28 Nov - 2 Dec 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

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[Abstract]: The Australia Council for the Arts, Australia’s premier funding arts body, received $5.2 million in the May 2008 Federal Budget to be allocated over four years in order to support a new initiative where professional artists participate as artists in residence (AiR) in schools to improve young people’s access to quality arts education programs. The Creative Community Hub Artist in Residence (CCHAiR) 2009 Pilot project undertaken in three state primary schools in Ipswich was one of these AiR’s funded by Arts Queensland through the Australia Council for the Arts. This paper seeks to examine the impact of the CCHAiR project administered by the Primary Arts Network Ipswich (PANI), one of two Queensland organisations that were recipients of the Australia Council’s initiative for bringing artists into schools. A modified multiple perception analysis (Ecker & Baker, 1984) incorporating a grounded theory approach (Corbin & Strauss, 1990) was adopted so that both qualitative and quantitative data could be used to provide useful interpretations regarding the impact of the project for all participants. The data gathered throughout the CCHAiR Pilot Project provided important information to improve the experience of artist in residence in schools for future projects of this kind. This paper seeks to provide insights into the implementation of these types of complex projects in schools through presenting the perspectives of the Artists, Teachers and Principals who were interviewed as part of the research evaluation. These perspectives are categorised under common themes which were found across the three groups of interviews undertaken. The findings revealed similarities between the perspectives of the Teachers and Principals, although there were some distinct differences related to the relationships the Teachers established with the Artists which gave greater insight into their working methods. The Artists revealed that they had learned a lot from working in the school context but at times felt constrained by the very factors that Teachers contend with on a daily basis. The significance of this research is its contribution to promoting the importance of creativity, providing opportunities for the professionalisation of Artists within the education sector and giving students from low socio-economic backgrounds equitable opportunities to find success through personal expression.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper 2516. Paper is copyright © by the individual author or authors and may not be reproduced without permission of the author or authors.
Depositing User: Dr Margaret Baguley
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2011 23:58
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 23:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artist-in-Residence; primary schools; arts education; engagement; low-socio economic; visual art; media; performance
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18645

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