Education for Creativity: Artswork Residency

Prem and the Artist Residency Thailand programme were honoured to welcome the CEO of ARTSWORK, and their Learning and Development Manager for a two week collaboration and residency. ARTSWORK are the youth arts and creative development agency, founded and chaired by the educational reformist, Sir Ken Robinson and specialise in promoting arts integration and access,  in formal and informal situations. Their work has also involves advising national governments on the importance of creativity and access to arts and cultural opportunities. 

 

To be the first International School/educational organisation in the world that ARTSWORK chose to collaborate with, was a huge honour for Prem and something for us to all be proud of. The insight, advice, appraisal and reflections gained from their conversations and observations, will help to inform how we further integrate ‘education for creativity’ into our curriculum and cultivate wellbeing and joyful learning in our classrooms.

 

ARTSWORK spent their time here engaging with students, staff and parents, as well as  observing lessons, providing CPD, departmental training and public events. The key themes of their work here are listed below

 

  • How provision for the arts and creative engagement raise student attainment
  • Why the arts/creativity  in schools should be given equal status to literacy
  • What approaches schools can use to embed creativity into their curriculum 
  • Why employers are prioritising ‘creativity’ over other leadership skills

 

At the end of her two weeks, Jane Bryant stated,  “Prem’s programme Artist Residency Thailand is a world-class model for creative integration and practitioner development; I’m not aware of anything quite like it existing in any other country”. She went onto say, “With a founder and Head of School who believe so passionately in the arts and creativity, there is a sense of commitment and an ethos concerning the creative offer or children and young people here, that will continue to drive things forward in a tremendously positive way”

Aj.Alex

Creative Director

A link to an article about Artswork at Prem from their website

 

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