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20 Dec 2021

Artist Exercises | Open call for artist-educators based in Asia

Asia Art Archive announces an Open Call for artist-educators based in Asia, as part of a project to develop creative exercises for their communities of learners. Participants will draw inspiration from AAA’s collections, which are freely accessible online, and contain a wide range of materials on recent art histories of the region. Artist-educators are invited to work with the AAA team to create exercises designed for their group of learners, and to make meaningful connections between historical contexts, artistic practices, and current needs in education.

Working together as a cohort for six months, this programme will create a small peer network of six-to-eight artist-educators from the region. In a hybrid model, artist-educators gather online with AAA, but generate ideas individually and carry out exercises onsite with their group of learners. Through this programme, we hope to create tools for students and teachers to engage with art archives and resources for creative and inquiry-based learning.

For the proposal, artist-educators are invited to share an initial idea for an artist exercise around a theme they are interested in investigating for their community of learners. Prior to presenting the proposal, applicants are encouraged to explore AAA’s online collections, and consider the possibility of referencing art historical materials and research from across Asia as part of their exercises. Later on, we will provide support in exploring connections with our collections more deeply based on the interests of the selected participants.

Selected participants will receive an honorarium of HK$10,000, and a budget to test their exercise with their group of learners onsite or online. At the end of the programme, we will feature the new exercises on AAA’s website as part of our Educator’s Resources so that they will be accessible for teachers and learners in the long run.

This Open Call is open to both early career as well as experienced artist-educators. The selection of proposals will be based on the urgency and relevance of the exercise for the community of learners, and its potential to be applied to teachers and learners in varied geographical contexts. This cohort will be composed with the intention of representing diverse regions.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 20 December. Please send your applications to programmes@aaa.org.hk.

This is part of the AAA Learning and Participation Programme, supported by the S. H. Ho Foundation Limited and C. K. and Kay Ho Foundation.