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Working in Prison as an arts practitioner: Critical Thinking module – Free pilot

Date uploaded: September 16, 2013

Working in Prison as an arts practitioner: Critical Thinking module – Free pilot
Goldsmiths University, London
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th September.

Cred-Ability is a pan-European initiative developing the first accredited training programme for delivering arts projects in prisons.

As part of the development process, Cred-Ability will be piloting one module at Goldsmiths University – for free – over a course of six weeks this autumn.

The Critical Thinking module will help individuals who already work, or would like to work, in prisons to identify their critical position, and how and where they would be best placed to realise their aims.

Whether you think the Criminal Justice Sector provides fertile ground for exploring extreme subject matters, whether you are politically driven or are just seeking new challenges, it is vital to understand your critical position and rationale for working in such a challenging environment.

Steering a path between educational and artistic values – whatever the artform – can be difficult. So while appropriate training is vital for anyone working in the challenging area of prison education, it is particularly important for those working in the arts.

The pilot will be run by Hannah Hull. Click here to read more about Hannah’s plans for the module in her article for ArtsProfessional.

Sessions will run weekly on Monday evenings, from 6-9pm, starting on the 7 October and running through to Monday 11 November. The pilot will take place at Goldsmiths University, London.

Dates: Mondays, 7th October – 11th November
Time: 6–9pm
Venue: Goldsmiths University, Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE)

Attendance is free, but as it will be used to develop and finalise the module, it is necessary that you commit to attending all sessions, and that you are ready to contribute to the training development. For this reason, a deposit of £25 will be required and paid back on completion.

Details about the recruitment policy, deposit and cancellation policy can be found here. Please make sure you read the terms before applying. By filling in the Pilot Enrolment Form, we assume that you have accepted the terms.

To apply, simply fill in the Pilot Enrolment Form and send back by email to: [email protected], alongside a CV.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 18th September.

You should hear within a few days whether your application has been successful. The deposit of £25 will be payable by 30th September to finalise your enrolment.

Places are limited, so apply as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment.

A shorter version of the pilot will be available for arts organisations and education providers working in prisons. Covered in a day, this short pilot will introduce the overall training, giving arts practitioners the opportunity to try out some of the training course content. Contact [email protected] for more details.

Click here for more information.

Photo: Christine Cellier

Photo: Christine Cellier