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Race & Inclusion in Art Education

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ABOUT THE REPORT
Freelands Foundation and the Runnymede Trust have launched a ground-breaking partnership to deliver the first major research commission into race and inclusion in art education, focussed on two important issues:

1

The current nature of visual arts education and how this impacts outcomes for minority ethnic students and young people.

2

The experiences and representation of minority ethnic people in the UK visual arts sector.

OUR GOAL

Our focus on visual arts education considers the importance of both opportunity and aspiration, asking whether young people in the UK see their diversity reflected in their classrooms, in both their teachers and the artists whose work they are introduced to.

We will work with secondary school teachers and students to look at curricula and pedagogy, as well as broader social contexts that shape experiences of both compulsory and elective art education.

Call for evidence
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

parents

Key Stage 3-4 teachers

HIGHER EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS

STUDENTS

YOUNG PEOPLE

SCHOOL GOVERNORS

ARTISTS

ART EDUCATORS

WORKING WITHIN & OUTSIDE FORMAL

EDUCATION

Parents

Key Stage 3-4 teachers

HIGHER EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS

STUDENTS

YOUNG PEOPLE

SCHOOL GOVERNORS

ART EDUCATORS

WORKING WITHIN & OUTSIDE FORMAL

EDUCATION

WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM YOUNG PEOPLE AND TEACHERS.

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we want to hear from you
Could you join our advisory group?

There are three key areas where we are seeking expertise:

1

Support

The piloting of research.

2

ideation

Connecting to practitioners in your local areas.

3

reimagination

Sharing our learning and helping to shape the recommendations.

We are interested in representatives from the following:

artists working in education context

visual arts organisations & art educators

academia

examination bodies and education policymakers

art media

trade union representatives

particularly from membership bodies such as the NEU

visual arts organisations & art educators

visual arts organisations & art educators

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Co-Commission Advisory Group, get in touch.

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runnymede trust
about runnymede trust

The Runnymede Trust

is the UK's leading independent race equality think tank.

They generate intelligence to challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate and policy engagement. In order to effectively overcome racial inequality in society. Since 1968, the Runnymede Trust has worked tirelessly to represent the lives of those millions of Britons who constitute this country’s Black and ethnic minority communities and to build a Britain in which all citizens and communities feel valued, enjoy equal opportunities, lead fulfilling lives, and share a common sense of belonging.

In recent years their work has included playing a key role in bringing the Windrush Scandal to light; publishing landmark reports on Islamophobia, Race & Class, and COVID-19 inequalities; producing groundbreaking research with Penguin Random House to expand the English Literature curriculum; and highlighting racial disparities across labour markets, education and criminal justice in mainstream media.
 
The Runnymede Trust believes in working alongside civil society, policymakers and MPs to address the very real blight of racism and discrimination in Britain today.

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FREELANDS FOUNDATION
about FREELANDS FOUNDATION

FREELANDS FOUNDATION

works to broaden access to art education and the visual arts across the UK 

We work with teachers and educators to develop diverse and innovative approaches to art education. We support artists and arts organisations across the breadth of the UK to develop and present original ideas and practices. We commission research that explores the value that art and culture bring to society.

Since launching in 2015, our lighthouse initiatives include the a unique programme of residencies, workshops, films and resources for over 500 art teachers and educators; the annual Freelands Award championing mid-career female artists; and the Freelands Artist Programme supporting emerging practitioners in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We fund over 30 art organisations to expand their work within their communities. Our London gallery space hosts a free programme of exhibitions, discussions, films, workshops and an extensive library, which explore new approaches to teaching the visual arts and showcase our work from across the UK.

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