This issue will focus on issues of class, socio-economic disadvantage and inequality in relation to gallery education and engagement programmes and the related sector.
This Journal invites debate that is rarely addressed directly in museums and galleries despite being an instrumental part of current discourse around equality, diversity and inclusion, and featuring high on public and personal agendas alike. If you are interested in contributing to this issue, please send an informal proposal of around 200-300 words, your job/freelance title and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 5pm, 11 January 2021. Read the attached document or visit our website for the full call for submissions. https://engage.org/happenings/call-for-proposals-journal45/ QuestionsWe are interested in contributions from colleagues in the UK and worldwide that concern the topic of class and inequality and specifically where this connects to gallery and visual art education. Proposals can address questions such as:How can we further understand where issues of class affect the practice of gallery and visual art education?What are the leading examples of inclusive and intersectional arts education practice that relate to class?How has academic theory influenced sector practices and engagement methods?What has been the explicit relationship between class, inequality and this years Black Lives Movement?How have institutions and the sector responded reports such as Panic! and Jerwood/Bridge Groups Toolkit and what is the legacy work here? How does our sector deal with socio-economic diversity and inclusion in terms of recruitment and/or participants and how do we view the future of this?What have been key findings from recent educational projects addressing class and inequality?Discussion of the role of place, community and/or identity in regard to class and identity.Where does class appear in our formal and informal education strategies and pedagogical methodologies? What is the wider relevance of intersectional approaches to class?How do we view and learn from examples beyond the UK?What has been the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on class and inequality?How does class influence our approach to working online and through digital engagement?What is the impact of private money and institutions taking on more of the traditional role of public funding?Discussion of alternative structures for institutions ad art schools, for example the rise of alternative and free art schools?What are educators and artists role in working with communities around social class?