Phase 3, 2008–9

In phase 3 enquire worked through twelve projects with galleries or clusters of galleries and partner schools/youth groups and artists. Research to date was drawn on to develop capacity amongst galleries and partners to provide increasingly effective learning opportunities for children and young people, the demands of a changing curriculum and Find Your Talent. 

Each project focused on a particular issue or area of the curriculum which is relevant to their practice and local needs. These included investigating how galleries can support the delivery of the Diploma in Creative and Media or working with primary schools to develop ways to evaluate the personal development of pupils. Some galleries are also worked together to develop regional networks to share practice, create sustainable partnerships and jointly advocate their work.

These are ordered by cluster:

These are ordered by cluster:

East projects

Artist-led Exhibition Tours — Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts project
All school groups took part in an introductory tour of the permanent collection and SCVA guides worked with the artists before and during the sessions to contextualise the artefacts and activity.

Artist-led Exhibition Tours — Kings Lynn Art Centre project
Working in pairs, trainee artists planned, delivered and tuned workshops for children and adults based on current exhibitions at the Arts Centre.

Artist-led Exhibition Tours — Outpost project
Various artists led school groups around two different exhibitions at Outpost, followed by creative workshops at their respective schools.

Cluster projects undertaken in phase 3 — Collaborative Projects
Artists undertook a training programme through the partner galleries during the Autumn term and planned and executed workshops with school children and students in the Spring term.

London projects

Cluster projects are undertaken in phase 3 — Collaborative Projects
The cluster worked with Cardinal Pole School piloting the Diploma in Creative and Media to support the teacher and pupils in particular aspects of the course.

Diploma in Creative Media
Phase 3 — Collaborative Projects
The cluster aimed to work with a school piloting the Diploma in Creative and Media to support the teacher and pupils in particular aspects of the course, including visiting and finding out about cultural institutions, working with an artist and exhibiting work.

North East projects

Isis Networking Project — ISIS project
Isis continued to develop a network of galleries and partners interested in gallery education.

BALTIC in phase 3 — BALTIC project
BALTIC aimed to nurture effective practice in the evaluation and evidencing of outcomes of first hand engagement with contemporary art. Baltic led a collaborative project with teachers and pupils from 7 non-visiting primary schools.

North East — Cluster Projects
The institutions, teachers and six gallery educators worked together to create a network of galleries and partners interested in gallery education, to develop an infrastructure to improve opportunities and delivery in this large rural county.

North West (Liverpool) projects

FACT project
The partners involved in this project aimed to work with young people, trainee teachers, teachers and artists to encourage and develop new media opportunities for young people in schools, and to support teachers of art in developing the curriculum in this area.

North West (Manchester) projects

The Manchester Museum project
The project was intended to develop the Manchester Museum s offer with art and design teaching in secondary schools. It consisted of two artist residencies in the Museum, each incorporating a collaborative project with a school, and associated CPD.

Re: Curate — The Manchester Museum project

Project Re: Curate involved students developing seven installations in the Egypt Gallery to illustrate their views about the exhibits and issues such as human remains debate and ask other visitors to consider their own views. The students’ sketchbooks/journals were also on display.

What is it Not? — The Manchester Museum project

Project What Is It Not? involved two classes creating work about the interpretation of objects in a museum setting.

South East (Kent) projects

Maths Resource — Turner Contemporary Project
The Kent Cluster developed a joint resource with an artist focusing on creative approaches to maths through pattern in art and nature.

Cluster projects undertaken in phase 3 — Turner Contemporary Project
The cluster aim was to develop a joint resource focused on creative approaches to maths through pattern in art and nature.

Maths Resource — Beaney Project
The Kent Cluster developed a joint resource with an artist focusing on creative approaches to maths through pattern in art and nature.

Maths Resource — Stour Valley Arts Project
The Kent Cluster developed a joint resource with an artist focusing on creative approaches to maths through pattern in art and nature.

South West (Devon) projects

Cloud Nine — Spacex project
In phase 3, Devon developed projects focusing on participant decision-making and democratic learning.

Democratic Learning — CCANW project
Project focusing on participant decision-making and democratic learning.

Collaborative Projects
The aim was to extend the SW cluster, for galleries to deliver projects with secondary schools and develop the gallery education infra-structure in this rural county.

Democratic Learning — Thelma Hubert Gallery
The gallery developed a range of projects with local schools and groups designed to develop independent decision-making and democratic learning.

North West projects

Collaborative Projects
Those involved in this group of institutions aimed to join with other regional galleries to build and promote support for teachers in incorporating contemporary art into their teaching.

Cambridge projects

Collaborative Projects
The cluster developed and explored the potential of links between 3 visual arts organisations in and around Cambridge through collaborative projects.

Quad, Derby projects — Viewing and Interpreting Exhibitions
Collaborative Projects
Quad, in its new venue, worked with Creative Partnerships and The Derby Museum and Art Gallery to encourage participating schoolchildren to examine the ways in which they view, interpret and reflect on art works and exhibitions.

Solent projects — Collaborative Projects
The cluster created a network of artists, teachers and gallery educators with a common understanding and terms of reference through shared experience and problem-solving.

Cluster CPD and Network-Building — The Cluster, building on Quay Arts and Aspex’s history with enquire, has developed a strong skills-sharing network with a number of new partners. This has resulted in a number of gallery-based projects tailored to participants’ individual needs and levels of engagement.