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The Increasing Importance of Creativity as Work Skill

In a 2016 report The Future of Jobs: Employment, Skills and Workforce Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the core skills needed for work in 2020, as identified by professionals from leading global companies, were presented and compared to those identified five years ago. Creativity has moved from number 10 (as predicted for 2015) to the third most important skill to have, following complex problem solving and critical thinking. ‘Creativity’ was in the context of this research…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on June 1, 2016 at 13:20 — No Comments

International Arts Education Week 23–29 May 2016

Did you know that the fourth week of May, which this year is 23–29 May 2016, is the International Arts Education Week as designated by UNESCO?

More information also on the previous years can be found on UNESCO's Arts Education page, the dedicated page of the World Alliance for Arts Education or the Virtual Gallery…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on March 30, 2016 at 16:41 — No Comments

International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) Regional Conference Vienna 2016

The InSEA Regional Conference Vienna 2016



Dates: 22–24 September 2016

Venue: the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna

Theme: Art and Design Education in Times of Change ("Against the background of current societal challenges the conference is looking for answers in the…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on March 30, 2016 at 15:51 — No Comments

Call for proposals for International Teaching Artist / Participatory Arts Conference - Edinburgh, August 2016

Best, next and radical practice in participatory arts is the theme of the third International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC3), taking place in Edinburgh, 3-5 August 2016.

The ITAC3 Conference brings together artists, organisations, funders and researchers from all over the world to explore key issues relating to participatory arts practice through an inspiring mix of curated conversations, practical workshops, keynote speeches,…

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Added by Alice McGrath on January 21, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Rock cycle and unique crayon color workshop

Some GeoArt again )

Kids learn to make their own unique wax crayon color by mixing different colors (melting and solidifying again). Like in real rock formation cycle. First they must destroy (erosion) existing crayons and mix the them (sedimentations), press and deform the powdered mass (metamorphism) and finally they melt it just to have a volcanic effect of having a mixed colored mass poring out to for their new crayon.

Kids learn to understand the geological rock formation…

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Added by Simonas Saarmann on November 7, 2015 at 1:52 — No Comments

Publication: Cool: Applied Visual Arts in the North

Insights into applied visual arts in community-based and socially engaged art, including in education.

Publication of the Faculty of Art and Design of the University of Lapland, Finland. Edited by Timo Jokela, Glen Coutts, Maria Huhmarniemi & Elina Härkönen.

The publication is available here.

Publisher's…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on September 30, 2015 at 15:58 — No Comments

ICEnet Newsflash July/August 2015

Hello all ICEnet Members!

Summer is here, but even more importantly, we have great news and we want to share them with you. After two years of hard work, a group of partner organisations within ICEnet finished their work on a project Training Requirements and Key Skills for Artists and creative practitioners to work in participatory settings (TRaKSforA). We are therefore very proud to present its main outcome…

Self-Assessment Competency Framework for…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on July 30, 2015 at 14:23 — No Comments

Roundtables Utrecht and TRaKSforA Partnership Meeting Amsterdam

The final meeting of partners and practitioners involved in the project project “Training Requirements and Key Skills for Artists and other creative practitioners to work in participatory settings“ (TRaKSforA) took place in the Netherlands on 3–5 June 2015.

First in the series of official activities and events was a roundtable event organised by HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on July 21, 2015 at 19:22 — No Comments

Workshop on Creative Practitioners' Participatory Practice – Casgliad 2015 Wales Conference

On 11 April 2015, Di Fisher-Naylor, Director of Programme Development at Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE), led a workshop at Casgliad 2015, the first Youth Arts Network Cymru Conference held in Aberystwyth, Wales. After an introduction into the work, international programmes and values of CCE, she presented the International Creative Education Network (ICEnet), of which CCE is a founding partner. Several of the…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on July 20, 2015 at 14:46 — No Comments

Mini Practitioner Forum and TRaKSforA Partnership Meeting Pécs

Leonardo partnership project “Training Requirements and Key Skills for Artists and other creative practitioners to work in participatory settings“ (TRaKSforA) is a collaboration of partners from seven countries – UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Croatia – along with other organisation supporting the project work. The main goal of the partnership was to develop a…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on July 20, 2015 at 14:13 — No Comments

Ideas for reflection exercises

Whether you work with children or adults, community or a group of peers, reflection is always an important part of the success of the whole experience. There are many ways to reflect in the moment, depending on the group, the space and resources, the energy levels, the time available, etc.

Below you will find a few examples of the many reflection exercises used by Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) and its associates. However, there are many more possibilities. Do you know good…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on May 13, 2015 at 10:56 — No Comments

Geology as a source for colorful inspiration

I wanted to share something I do from time to time when asked to tell kids something interesting about geology or scientific stuff that I do.

I have made a short video how I try to explain for children that there is no stone that would be absolutely alike with another stone. Nature is full of variety, so we tried to look into formation of marble (along with some plate tectonics). Kids were fascinated that scientist do sometimes turn to plasticine or sandbox to simulate serious…

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Added by Simonas Saarmann on April 26, 2015 at 1:04 — No Comments

Publication: Policy Handbook on Promotion of Creative Partnerships

The publication, produced earlier in 2014 by the Open Method of Coordination expert working group of the European Council, looks at the types of successful practices and partnerships between cultural institutions/artists and other sectors, including education, that help transfer creative skills into other sectors. The handbook provides specific structured examples from various European countries, their analysis, models and positive impacts, includes tips on setting up creative partnerships,…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on September 24, 2014 at 12:18 — No Comments

Publication: Enabling Crossovers: Good Practices in the Creative Industries in Asia and Europe

Enabling Crossovers: Good Practices in the Creative Industries in Asia and Europe is a new publication by the Asia-Europe Foundation. It presents 36 good practices within four areas: creative skills, creative entrepreneurs, creative cities: sustainability, and creative cities: quality of life.

In an essay by Ada Wong ‘Creative Skills for a Creative Economy’, she argues that: “Creative skills are not only for creative practitioners. Everyone…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on July 21, 2014 at 16:13 — No Comments

What We've Been Up To: Vitamine C, Belgium

Our series of blog posts presenting recent work of ICEnet partner organisations continues – this time talking about Vitamine C from Flanders, Belgium.

Vitamine C is a bottom-up platform for all, both in policy and in practice, who are passionate about connecting young people with the arts. It is a cross-cutting network that brings together cultural and arts centres, theatre and dance companies, museums, libraries, etc. – in short, people and children…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on July 1, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

TRaKSforA partnership meeting Lillehammer

Leonardo partnership project “Training Requirements and Key Skills for Artists and other creative practitioners to work in participatory settings“ (TRaKSforA) is a collaboration of partners from eight countries – UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and Croatia – along with other organisation supporting the project work. The main goal is to develop a Self-Assessment…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on June 28, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

Airan Berg and ARTopia in Brussels

About ARTopia

Because of society’s rapid change and its increasing complexity, world is changing faster and faster. Considering that, how should education for all children be tailored, in order to benefit their development in the best possible way?…

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Added by Ivona Pelajic on June 17, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

What We've Been Up To: Association for Creativity in Education, Czech Republic

First in a series of blog posts presenting recent work of ICEnet partner organisations – focusing on Association for Creativity in Education ('Společnost pro kreativitu ve vzdělávání') from Czech Republic.

 It Matters to Us



The Czech-and-Slovakian project It Matters to Us (in Czech ‘Týká se nás to!’) focuses on young people…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on May 22, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Primary Forms with a Bold Function

 

Primary Forms with a Bold Function



090rep I like the slight melancholy mystery of these images. In general, the softened palette and contrast evokes a faded memory, but the primary forms have a…

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Added by Eva Fidjeland on March 24, 2014 at 14:29 — No Comments

ICEnet Newsflash

Hello all ICEnet Members!

Welcome to another ICEnet newsflash. In case your busy lives prevented you from visiting the online platform regularly, do not worry – we will update you on what you might have missed.

What’s happening on the platform?

Several blog posts presented interesting initiatives and practices all around the world – in…

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Added by Radka Jágriková on March 18, 2014 at 18:40 — No Comments

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