The Bruce High Quality Foundation — TEACH 4 AMERIKA - A conversation on Arts Education

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Workshop date(s) & time(s): 
Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 18:00 - 20:00

Rally takes place on April 9th at the University of Minnesota, This page is for the discussion, April 10th at The Soap Factory 6-8pm.  There will be a reception either before or after at a location nearby the Soap Factory where food and drinks will be provided.

Please note that space for the discussion is limited, please RSVP to this program by requesting membership in this class.  This Workshop is for the discussion on April 10th.  More information about the rally will be available soon.

What is art school for? Given its exorbitant cost and the unlikelihood of art market success for most students, what should art education be? And what institutions are best suited for the task? Teach 4 Amerika: The Conversation asks local art students, creative thinkers, and arts professionals to consider these questions on the local level as the first step toward constructing a national imagination of the future of arts education.

Participants will arrive prepared to share and exchange in an open forum the ideas, methodologies, and individual histories that have informed their practice. Participants should consider:

1. Define what it means to work with or within arts education for you.

2. What would you say are the top three problems with arts education in your area today? Why?

3. Imagine the best possible educational situation for yourself. What does that look like? 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

In late March 2011, The Bruce High Quality Foundation will pile into a used limousine-cum-school bus and take off on a month-long, coast-to-coast investigation of what's going on with contemporary art schools. "The idea of art education needs to be taken back from the self-fulfilling professional art education industrial complex," the Foundation argues, "and put in terms — economic, social, and practical – for artists on the ground." Teach 4 Amerika is a rallying effort to begin this conversation on a national scale and to encourage a new generation of students, artists, and educators to imagine what is possible for art education in America.

For more information on Teach 4 Amerika or to learn more about The Bruce High Quality Foundation, please visit: www.thebrucehighqualityfoundation.com and www.creativetime.org

Location

Soap Factory
518 Second St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55458
United States
Phone: (612) 623-9176
44° 58' 59.1096" N, 93° 14' 57.5808" W
Facilitator's experience: 
In the Fall of 2009, an alternative art school opened in New York City called The Bruce High Quality Foundation University (bhqfu.org). Completely free, proudly unaccredited, BHQFU was built for and by members of the local creative community with the initiative of The Bruce High Quality Foundation and the support of Creative Time (creativetime.org) in response to the need for accessible higher education in the arts that is artist-run and artist-centered. After a surprisingly successful first year, with hundreds of students getting involved to produce a wide array of classes and public programming, the Foundation has decided to take it to the road.
Facilitator email(s): 
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Additional workshop time information: 
April 9th Rally, April 10th Discussion - 6pm-8pm
Address: 
Soap Factory
518 Second St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55458
United States
Phone: (612) 623-9176
44° 58' 59.1096" N, 93° 14' 57.5808" W
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