Participation in the Arts CPD

Issues and Strategies
LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Here at Leeds Metropolitan University we
have developed four short CPD courses
looking at issues and strategies within
the arts sector, following on from our
recent series of sell out seminars entitled,
the Knowledge Exchange Network and
Participation and Engagement in the Arts.
Each module is taught over two days,
affording students the opportunity to hear
from academic and industry experts, reflect
on and share their own personal experiences
and network with peers.
Who are the courses for?
The courses are designed for anyone working in the arts
sector wishing to develop their knowledge of and experience
in issues and strategies around participation in the arts
including: Community Arts Practitioners; Arts Managers;
Education and Marketing Staff; Local Authority Arts
Development Officers and Arts Graduates.
CPD Modules:
Title: Ask the Audience ‘Exploring Participatory Decision Making’
Date: 18 & 19 September 2014
Time: 10:00-17:00 each day
This course focuses on the principles underpinning the trend
towards participatory decision making in the public sector.
You will get the chance to explore the possibilities and
challenges in implementing such practices within the
arts by reflecting on policy analysis, case study examples and
examination of toolkits and evaluations of existing practice. At
the end of the course, you will be able to identify appropriate
models to employ participatory decision making processes.
Title: Culture-Based Local Development
Date: 22 & 23 January 2015
Time: 10:00-17:00 each day
Looking at arts in the context of public funding cuts and
economic crisis, this course will focus on the specific problems
and potential of culture-based local development strategies.
Throughout the course, contributions will be given from
leading policy makers and other experts, giving examples
of good practice from the rest of Europe and beyond
(ranging from Scandinavia to France, Colombia and
Brazil). Particular attention will be given to innovative and
sustainable funding strategies, in a challenging financial
climate. At the end of the course, you will be able to
understand the theory and the main applications of the
concept and method of ‘cultural planning’.
Participation in the Arts CPD (continued)
Title: From Planning to Evaluation
Date: 14 & 15 May 2015
Time: 10:00-17:00 each day
This module focusses on examining the planning
models and evaluation tools most commonly used in arts
management, in order to help participants avoid the common
pitfalls in delivery. In addition, the course aims to support
on-going monitoring and reporting mechanisms within a
team and with external stakeholders.
During the course, everyone will develop a bespoke
planning and evaluation template, which could be used
equally to support you to undertake your own evaluation as
well as those writing briefs for external evaluations.
Title: International Perspectives
Date: 10 & 11 July 2015
Time: 10:00-17:00 each day
Understand the principles underpinning cultural policy on
participation in the public sector globally.
During the course, you will explore the possibilities and
challenges in implementing such practices within the arts
by reflecting on policy analysis, case study examples and
examination of toolkits and evaluations of existing practice.
At the end of the course, you will be able to identify
appropriate models for themselves in order to embark on
such practices.
Course delivery:
The courses are designed to accommodate those with
busy work schedules and different interests by allowing
you to choose the number of modules taken; you may
choose to attend one module for your own personal
development or take all four modules.
We offer an accredited and unaccredited option for
these modules. To gain accreditation towards a Masters
programme, participants will need to submit a reflective
report on how the learning has been used in practice,
after the module has been completed. Those students
who wish to gain accreditation for their modules will be
given special access to online teaching and discussion
forums, giving students the opportunity to interact with
each other and the module leaders between modules.
Cost*:
£330 per module accredited, or £250 unaccredited
*Fees apply for EU students only, Non EU students please contact
participationandengagement-arts@leedsmet.ac.uk for Prices
Location:
All courses are held at Leeds Metropolitan University,
Headingley Campus, LS6 3QS
For further information or bookings contact:
Email: participationandengagement-arts@leedsmet.ac.uk
Call: 0113 812 3480
Leila Jancovich, Senior Lecturer in cultural policy and arts
management, Carnegie Faculty