Arts in Context

Final Summative Report (or Impact Report) latest due date is now Monday, May 25.
Final Summative or Impact Report Includes:
Academic CV (longer more complete resume’)
Artist/Designer/Scholar Statement.
10 images of new work with inventory sheet (if you are a maker, otherwise a writing sample will be good.)
SWOT (self and external)
PEST (self and/or external)
Article Review 
Professional Interview; bio, images, questions, answers
Case Study: can be a graph, chart, or drawing.
(Roster of exhibitions, grants, residencies, internships, or  professional opportunities you have applied for and/or you worked on this term or that you have compiled for the future.)
Extra: Concept Map overlaying personal and professional swots/pests/work/research.
Artist/Designer Statement:Writing an Artist Statement
Concept Mapping: conceptmapping2013
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Wednesday, April 29th Individual Appointments
Wednesday, May 6th Assignment Final Interview PDF Group Zoom Class
Wednesday, May 13th Assignment Final Case Study PDF. Group Zoom Class
Friday, May 22nd Final Summative or Impact Report PDF   No individual or group class.
Final Summative or Impact Report Includes:
Academic CV (longer more complete resume’)
Artist/Designer/Scholar Statement.
10 images of new work with inventory sheet (if you are a maker, otherwise a writing sample will be good.)
SWOT (self and external)
PEST (self and/or external)
Professional Interview; bio, images, questions, answers
Case Study: can be a graph, chart, or drawing.
(Roster of exhibitions, grants, residencies, internships, or  professional opportunities you have applied for and/or you worked on this term or that you have compiled for the future.)
Extra: Concept Map overlaying personal and professional swots/pests/work/research.
Artist/Designer Statement:Writing an Artist Statement
Concept Mapping: conceptmapping2013
Please email me as soon as possible a word docx with your name, the name of the person you are interviewing, a bio of that person and the final questions you have decided to ask the professional. I will compile one document to share with the class.
Your next and final assignment is to do a short Case Study/Comparative Analysis of a topic, non-profit(s), organization(s), galleries, or avenue of your interest, or an interest that the professional interview has led you to. The assignment is below:
New Assignment: Due  Wednesday, May 13th. Case Study/Comparative Analysis
Due Dates:
Wednesday, April 29th Individual Appointments via Roster names:  8:00 am Pearl; 8:30 Jeongmun (Victoria) ; 9:00 am Michelle; 9:30 am Yue (Jade); 10:00 am Tiange (Sitara); 10:30 am Diya; 11:00 am Ariel; 11:30 am Danni; 12:00 noon Qin; 12:30 pm Haotian.
Wednesday, May 6th Assignment Final Interview PDF Group Zoom Class
Wednesday, May 13th Assignment Final Case Study PDF. Group Zoom Class
Friday, May 22nd Final Summative or Impact Report PDF   No individual or group class.
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Wednesday April 15, 2020 Group Zoom Class from 10 am to 11 am only.

Arts in Context is having a one-hour group Zoom class meeting on Wed April 15th at 10 am. to 11:00 am EST.  There will be no other classtime before the 10 am group meeting.

You will receive a Zoom invite from Yifan Du who is helping me set up Zoom!  It follows below.

Our guest is Ms. Islay Taylor, Associate Director of The Steelyardin Providence and RISD MFA J +M.

https://www.thesteelyard.org/about/  

Please read these articles Islay has suggested before the  Wednesday 10 am meeting and prepare one question to ask her if she has time.

The Steel Yard in 4 Minutes : https://vimeo.com/39995201

2018 Annual Report https://files.constantcontact.com/a52012c6001/9939f5e9-07f2-4a93-87db-fbbb582e090e.pdf
ASLA Award Information : https://www.asla.org/2011awards/183.html  and https://climate.asla.org/TheSteelYard.html?fbclid=IwAR2KvNrgkY5CibTck8OGRyhFfvd-kcw2dx0hkkyIJZdcbBQ38HqHO2MSmVE

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Ongoing Assignment: Continue on going forward with your professional interview beyond this week’s class time.

Professional Interview Tips:

When emailing the person to set up the appointment tell a little about yourself and include an up to date academic cv.

Introduce the professional interview as an educational assignment for a graduate seminar Arts in Context, a professional practice seminar. The interview is for “educational purposes” only.

Be prepared to have more questions than needed so that you can follow up with one or two more or ask follow up questions that can further clarify or elucidate any points. The interviewee may answer by sending images that illustrate an issue or any images that may add to the answers.

The interview can be done totally through email, or via skype, zoom, hangout, etc.  No in-person interviews are expected in this “stay-at-home” time.

When you write up the interview, include a bio of the person you interviewed and a sample of work or citation of work by that person if possible.

The Professional Interview is an inquiry into the history, trajectory, methodologies,  tips and reflections of a professional in one’s interested discipline from local to national. Include a bio of the person you are interviewing as an introduction to your final sharing.

 Interview Samples on Blogsite:

Interview with Professor Michael Rogers

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April 6, 2020 (I am putting current date at top now so you don’t have to thread down to the bottom.)
NO GROUP CLASS.
Continuing with Individual gmail hangout meetings this week.
Please notify me the name and title of whom you are going to interview and prepare ten questions for your professional interview assignment and send to me asap. Read the handouts on qualitative interview and unbiased interview questions.
If you have not sent me your SWOT, PEST, Article Review, CV, Artist/Designer statement, please send them to me in a word doc….last name_title.docx if you have word doc. and I will return with comments.
Email me if you have any questions. Nancy
Spring 2020 Lectures offered by TLAD and Teaching and Learning Lab.
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Class One 2/19/20
Introductions
Questionnaire
Syllabus Review
1. Review these past graduates’ final reports.

 

Flint_Arts in Context_Final_Report_2018

Gunter_Arts_in_Context_2018_SummativeReport

Impact Report 2018 Josh Tangen

Prepare a short presentation of your work, your resume’, and a list of goals/research areas or applications you are most interested in.

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Class Two 2/26/20

Assignment #1

Resume’ or Academic CV

List of Goals/Research Areas/Applications

Read SWOT and PEST definitions: SWOT and PEST GUIDE

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Class Three 3/4/20

Student Presentations

Assignment #2

1. PEST ANALYSIS of an organization or non-profit in arts and design.

2. ARTICLE REVIEW on a topic pertaining to your professional practice interests. Arts in Context Article Review Assignment 2020

PEST=Political, economic, social and technological or  PESTLE = Political, economic, social and technological, legal, environmental both are analysis guides that may be used to learn how selected grants, jobs, foundations, internships that fit into your own personal goals? How does the organization look objectively in terms of PEST or PESTLE? Is it sound economically, does it fit into your environmental commitments and how?  Does it seem financially and socially responsible and feasible, what does it bring in terms of technology to your goals?

Research widely on the web, as some residencies are not listed on the Alliance such as National Parks Residencies (https://www.nps.gov/subjects/arts/air.htm.) Museum, arboretums, historical society residency programs are often listed under programs on the home sites but may not be advertised nationally (as an example Mt Auburn Cemetary Artist in Residency Program https://mountauburn.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-Residency-RFP.pdf) and even college residency programs may be listed only on the college site such as Olin College of Engineering’s Sketch Model: Creative Residency Program (http://www.olin.edu/collaborate/sketch-model/sketch-model-creative-residency/).  If you are interested in galleries, find the submission guidelines for submission and evaluate the gallery website carefully to see if your work would be a good fit.

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TLAD GUEST. 3/10/20 TLAD Collaborative Learning Seminar 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Simonette Quamina, Artist and Faculty, http://www.simonettequamina.com

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Class Four 3/11/20 

Visitor Lauren Allen, Associate Director of TLAD’s Project Open Door

PEST and Article Roundtable

Assignment #3

Professional Interview

Interview Assignment Arts in Context 2020

Artist/Designer Statement

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Class Five 3/18/20 

Individual Meeting Times: No Group Class

Bring Hard Copy:  Academic CV, Artist/Designer Statement, SWOT analysis of yourself and an organization, PEST analysis of organization, proposal for a professional interview.

8 Pearl

8:20 Victoria

8:40 Michelle

9:00 Yue

9:20 Tiangi

9:40 Diya

10:00 Ariel

10:20 Danni

10:40 Qin

11:00 Haotian

Assignment #4

Case Study

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Every SWOT Analysis starts the overall approach thinking in facts through two high-level points of view.

  • Internal Factors – The Strengths and Weaknesses of the subject of analysis are always internal factors. In business context may include financials, talent , machinery, equipment, systems, and intellectual property. Also they can include intangibles as culture, leadership and patents. The analysis of strengths and weaknesses from and internal standpoint will be objective, and need to be assessed within a context or boundary. The analysis will focus on the advantages or disadvantages created by this internal entities.
  • External Factors – Threats and Opportunities are always external factors. These are external elements influencing the subject of analysis.

The entities involved might include market behavior, demographics, partners, suppliers, global economy, political and environmental policies, etc. The analysis will focus on new business opportunities and space for growth. Also the factors that can erode current areas of excellence or block new opportunities.

After identifying these external and internal factors the analysis will try to combine them to reach conclusions. Questions that analysts will need to answer:

  • How to use our Strengths to:
    • take advantages of new opportunities.
    • block possible threats.
    • minimize the risk of our weaknesses.
  • How to treat our Weaknesses to:
    •  reduce their impact in the future.
    • eliminate their source

Using SWOT and PEST is just a way of looking at things through categories, instead of looking generally.  These little guides can move us into more efficient ways of looking for appropriate ways of applying.

Please think of one’s own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) Personal_SWOT_Analysis- when selecting grants, jobs, applications.  Then look at the organization in terms of a  SWOT anaylsis by perusing the website carefully, to examine what is good, weak, presents an opportunity for you and if and what the downsides of the organization are.

Please look on Alliance for Artists Communities, TransArtists, ResArtist (links below) for appropriate residencies that are open to your discipline and evaluate one or two in terms of both a SWOT and then PEST lens.

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RISD Internship Site: https://policies.risd.edu/academic/internships-graduate/

RISD Summer Internship is open now for registration and goes until May 15, 2019.

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Sites Shown in First Class:
Residency Sites:
Alliance for Artists Communities

http://www.artistcommunities.org

TransArtists  International Residencies
Res Arts  International Residencies
Academic Job Sites:
Colleage Art Association
Academic Keys
Higher Education
Opportunities:
New York Foundation for the Arts

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Articles and Resources

0901ARTSANDECONOMY

RI Arts Charrette 2013

non-profit-lists RI

2014_arts_survey_results_summary

resume_booklet_ resources

vermont-arts-council-swot-analysis

community-building-an-undiscovered-arts-mainstream

visual-artists-ireland-preparing-proposals-visual-artists-ireland

writinggrantproposal-saic-sullivan

uworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol17/iss42/3/ Writing Interview Protocols and Conducting Interviews: Tips for Students New to the Field of Qualitative Research

conducting-good-interview-questions

interview_strategies

Arts in Context Gathering PEST

Community-Building-an-Undiscovered-Arts-Mainstream

Please peruse the website: www.artistcommunities.com
and find two residencies you are interested in or qualified for … for next summer, or for this coming year.  You can also peruse the Alliance site for jobs within the residency world that you may be qualified or interested in.

This will be a 10 to 15-minute sharing and will show how you have researched and evaluated an initial plan for the term.

  1. 4-5 slides of personal work and a description of your artist or designer statement
  2. SWOT analysis PEST analysis of your own work and or of entities you want to apply for.
  3. Personal plan or guide: name of the organization, due date, requirements listed simply in a short table.

The shared guide of your individual research to be given in class may contain which organizations, residencies, grants, you are interested in and show the website of each and how you evaluated it; if you have applied for something, show what your application looks like or what your upcoming proposal entails.  Show the parameters or requirements for the proposal or submission too.

 

Alliance for Artists Communities

http://www.artistcommunities.org

TransArtists  International Residencies
Res Arts  International Residencies
Academic Job Sites:
Colleage Art Association
Academic Keys
Higher Education
Opportunities:
New York Foundation for the Arts

Click to access 2013-GAAH-Bringing_the_Arts_to_Life_ebook.pdf

Click to access 2013-GAAH-Bringing_the_Arts_to_Life_ebook.pdf