In the summer of 2013 engage Cymru sought applications for a new professional development programme, Artists as Learners, a pilot programme which was scheduled to run in the November and December 2013. It was developed as a direct response to recent engage Cymru programmes which highlighted a shortage of visual artists and makers with the skills and experience required to work with hard to reach or vulnerable young people in a gallery setting.
– excerpt from the Artists as Learners website
This blog has been set up by Joanne Sutton and Georgia Bowles. We are two early career artists who are working with Eva Sajovic as our ‘experienced artist mentor’, and Clare Charles, Education Coordinator at Ffotogallery. We hope to use this blog to effectively document and reflect on the project progress.