Trinity Laban are seeking experienced arts project managers for research into Addressing the Dynamic:The needs of artists and arts managers in participatory arts projects
Last month Trinity Laban Learning and Participation successfully bid for a Paul Hamlyn Foundation ArtWorks development grant. Our proposal will take the form of an action learning set looking into the professional development needs of project managers who regularly line-manage and facilitate working relationships with freelance participatory artists. We have identified that this is an area that has yet to be explore by ArtWorks and is an interesting and relevant professional development consideration for the arts participatory sector.
More information on the project including dates, our rationale, suggested model and key research questions can be found in the document attached.
We will be drawing together 15 project managers and ten artists from across London who represent a range of art forms and settings. We would very much like it you could be involved in this research project. This will involve attending or releasing one member of staff to attend two full days of action learning on 23 September and 6 November 2013. These action learning days will give you or one of your staff members the opportunity to work with 14 other project managers and an expert facilitator in considering the challenges that exist around their line-management and facilitation of artists. Their input will feed into a national piece of research and report and the days themselves will be a valuable professional development and networking opportunity.
We believe if organisations and individuals can have a better understanding of the skills arts managers need to fully support their freelance artists, the sector will be able to improve the support offered to freelance artists enabling stronger collaboration and partnership with a greater impact on participants.
Trinity Laban understands that smaller organisations may find it challenging to release a project manager to participate in this project due to limited time and resources. We are able to offer two hardship funds of £150 to support smaller organisations participation. After careful consideration, if you feel your participation in the project absolutely depends on this fund then please let us know and we can discuss your need further. Allocation of the grants will be dependable on our need for a diverse cross section of art forms.
You can find out more about our work here http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/schools-community and information on the ArtWorks national initiative can be found on their website http://www.artworksphf.org.uk/
If you are interested in taking part please contact Annie Sheen firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 20 September