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ITAC 2018 !

The Fourth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC4) are taking place in New York City from 13-15 September, with Carnegie Hall, DreamYard and The Lincoln Center being the host for the conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility and Impact of Artists in Global Communities”.  The International Teaching Artist […]

The Fourth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC4) are taking place in New York City from 13-15 September, with Carnegie Hall, DreamYard and The Lincoln Center being the host for the conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility and Impact of Artists in Global Communities”.  The International Teaching Artist conference brings together artists, organizations, funders, and researchers from all over the world to explore key issues relating to participatory arts practices.

The International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC) is supporting artists to step out of their work, reflect, build competencies and renew their vision is key to ensuring that people have creative opportunities of depth and quality. The ITAC community represents a global ‘community of practice’, and through your creative skills of imagination, open-mindedness and problem solving, you individually and collectively, provide the opportunity for teaching artistry to develop and grow

The first ITAC Conference took place in Norway in 2012, instigated by Marit Ulvund through Seanse Art Center and involving Eric Booth.  Following the success of the first ITAC conference and the needs expressed by the teaching artist delegates, the organizers made a commitment to hold a biannual international conference focusing on the work of teaching artists. The second was arranged by Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Performing Arts Center in Brisbane, Australia 2014, and the third confernce s by Creative Scotland andg Paul Hamlin Foundation in Edinburgh 2016.

Marit Ulvund, director at Seanse Art Center is part of the ITAC Founding Committee, leadning the work in thins expanding international community. At the Conference in New York she will lead a roundtable discussion with the following theme; Theatre and Community – Engaging, Responsive and Inclusive. The panel members are;

  • Grace Ganocha, Talanta Tano Organization – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,

 

  • Johannes Joner, Oslo New Theater – Oslo, Norway
  • Melissa Friedman, Epic Theatre Company – New York City, USA
  • Michelle Xiao Yan, Xinyufang Culture & Media – Nanjing, China
  • Simon Sharkey, Scotland National Theatre – Glasgow, Scotland

 

Selma Joner is coming with us to New York and will update Seanse’s follovers on Facebook!

Read and learn more about the International Teaching Artist Conference and follow the conference through; http://www.itac-conference.com/


SOCIAL MEDIA:
You can also follow the conference on social media through their official accounts on Twitter and Instagram. If you are going to the festival, you canlet them know what you are excited about or why you are coming to ITAC4 through these social media channels.

  • Twitter: ITAC4 will be live-tweeting plenary and breakout sessions throughout the Conference. Follow us at @itac_conference and join the conversation using hashtag #ITAC4NYC.
  • Instagram: Connect with us on Instagram @itac_conference and tell your ITAC4 conference story in pictures using hashtag #ITAC4NYC

 

 

ITAC4 !

  The Fourth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC4) are taking place in New York City from 13-15 September, with Carnegie Hall, DreamYard and The Lincoln Center being the host for the conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility and Impact of Artists in Global Communities”.  The International Teaching […]

 

The Fourth International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC4) are taking place in New York City from 13-15 September, with Carnegie Hall, DreamYard and The Lincoln Center being the host for the conference. The theme for this year’s conference is “Artist as Instigator: The Role, Responsibility and Impact of Artists in Global Communities”.  The International Teaching Artist conference brings together artists, organizations, funders, and researchers from all over the world to explore key issues relating to participatory arts practices.

The International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC) is supporting artists to step out of their work, reflect, build competencies and renew their vision is key to ensuring that people have creative opportunities of depth and quality. The ITAC community represents a global ‘community of practice’, and through your creative skills of imagination, open-mindedness and problem solving, you individually and collectively, provide the opportunity for teaching artistry to develop and grow

The first ITAC Conference took place in Norway in 2012, instigated by Marit Ulvund through Seanse Art Center and involving Eric Booth.  Following the success of the first ITAC conference and the needs expressed by the teaching artist delegates, the organizers made a commitment to hold a biannual international conference focusing on the work of teaching artists. The second was arranged by Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Performing Arts Center in Brisbane, Australia 2014, and the third confernce s by Creative Scotland andg Paul Hamlin Foundation in Edinburgh 2016.

Marit Ulvund, director at Seanse Art Center is part of the ITAC Founding Committee, leadning the work in thins expanding international community. At the Conference in New York she will lead a roundtable discussion with the following theme; Theatre and Community – Engaging, Responsive and Inclusive. The panel members are;

  • Grace Ganocha, Talanta Tano Organization – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,

 

  • Johannes Joner, Oslo New Theater – Oslo, Norway
  • Melissa Friedman, Epic Theatre Company – New York City, USA
  • Michelle Xiao Yan, Xinyufang Culture & Media – Nanjing, China
  • Simon Sharkey, Scotland National Theatre – Glasgow, Scotland

 

Selma Joner is coming with us to New York and will update Seanse’s follovers on Facebook!

Read and learn more about the International Teaching Artist Conference and follow the conference through; http://www.itac-conference.com/

SOCIAL MEDIA:
You can also follow the conference on social media through their official accounts on Twitter and Instagram. If you are going to the festival, you canlet them know what you are excited about or why you are coming to ITAC4 through these social media channels.

  • Twitter: ITAC4 will be live-tweeting plenary and breakout sessions throughout the Conference. Follow us at @itac_conference and join the conversation using hashtag #ITAC4NYC.
  • Instagram: Connect with us on Instagram @itac_conference and tell your ITAC4 conference story in pictures using hashtag #ITAC4NYC

 

 

 

Festival and seminar!

Save the dates Sept 26. – 29.  Seanse Art Center is organizing Small Art Festival, in Trondheim in collaboration with Theater Avant Garden. There will be performances both inside and outside. Children can attend dance workshop, drawing and sculpture workshops, pay a visit to a spiritual “garden” and listen to live acoustic music. Thursday Sept 27th  there will be a seminar for adults, with the theme art for the youngest, 0-6 years.

Art projects awarded Artist-in-residency program 2018

We received many highly qualified applications for our artist residency program this year, involving a total of 133 artists. 

This is great yet challenging since we have limited facilities and financial resources. The selection of art projects for this years residencies are based on the following criterias:

• The quality and feasibility of the art projects
• Art projects in relation to the different art genres
• Number of artistic productions in relation to Seanses resources in terms of space, equipment, economics and practical implementation

All applications are reviewed and evaluated by Seanses team Karstein Solli, Marit Ulvund and Rita Slotterøy.

You are welcome to visit our website for the announcement of new artworks and other arrangements we are organizing.

List of selected projects for 2018:

The Birds   –  Mari Moe Krysinska
3rom   –   Thea Ericson Aarnes
A-project#6   –  Eivind Reiserstad
De glemte mytene   –   Propellen Teater
Når alt jeg egentlig vil er at du holder rundt meg   –   Katja Lindeberg
Lurveleven   –   Ørjan Steinsvik
Bak lukkede dører   –   Amy Pender and Martijn Jolig
MICRO and MACRO  –  Satoshi Haga and Rie Fukuzawa
Foto på alt   –   Galina Manikova
Det Ville Europa – Kyrre Evjent Slind
Today I Choose Joy   –  The Krumple Theathre Company
Looking for Henrik  –  Teater Joker
Mareritt   –   Øyteateret
Den kulturelle mottaksbaggen   –   Kaja Glenne Lund
Svartepetter – Et kvartettspill   –   Øyonn Groven Myhren and Cathrine Bothner-By
Tegn til rom   –   Linn Christine Wennersten and Mai Cecilie Venaas
Billett til paradis   –   Melanie Dahl and Renata A. Christensen
Vesen   –    Kristine Roald Sandøy
Hallo, er jeg noen her?    –   Inger Marie Bakke
Les for livet!    –    Nynorsk Kultursentrum
Buzak Chini: Afghanistans modige geit   –   Mari Jerstad
Jordbærkake – scenetekst   –   Nelly Winterhalder

Application deadline for next year is March 1st 2019.

ITAC4 in New York

In 2012  Seanse Art Center was the organizer of the worlds first International Teaching Artist Conference in Oslo (ITAC1)! The conference became such a great success that some of the partners and delegates decided to make it a triannual conference.

Queensland University of Technology og Queensland Performing Arts Center hosted the second conference in 2014 (ITAC2), and Creative Scotland the third in 2016 (ITAC3). Through these conferences, Seanse Art Center has contributed in creating an exciting network of artists and art institutions throughout the world. What we all have in common is that we work with art in creative partnerships such as in kindergartens, in schools, in hospital, in prisons, in retirement homes and more. COMMUNITY ART!

Lincoln Center Education, Carnegie Hall and Dreamyard Art Center are hosting the upcoming conference. ITAC4, which will be a varied encounter with major artists, institutions and art programs in all art forms!


To learn more about the upcoming conference: ITAC4

For more information about previous ITAC-conferences follow the links below:

ITAC1 i Oslo 2012
ITAC2 i Brisbane i 2014
ITAC3 i Edinburgh 2016

Open call for artist residency program in Volda, Norway

DEADLINE MARCH 1st

Eligibility: Program expects to host professional artists from various disciplines as performing art, dance, visual art, music, film, litterature and cultural heritage productions.

Seanse Art Center’s mission is to enable children and youth to experience and express themselves through art. They organize and support artists’ residences, seminars, workshops and conferences. They believe in an expanded and improved art practice in education, developing partnerships between artists, schools and kindergartens.  Seanse Art Center is located at Volda University College and is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, Møre and Romsdal County, Volda University College and Arts Council Norway.

Since 2004, Seanse Art Center has welcomed more than 190 art productions and 470 artists participating in their Artist in Residence program. Do you want to attend the Seanse Artist in Residence program in Volda to work with your art production?

They offer:
• Guidance of mentors with artistic and pedagogical competence
• Economic support for travel and stay
• A minor grant to cover some of your work hours during the stay
• Access to some equipment
• Room to work in available 24 hours a day

Duration: 1 or 2 week programs
Period: June 11-15 (5 days) June 11-22 (10 days) October 22-26 (5 days) October 22 – Nov 2 (10 days)

Projects in all stages of production, from idea to post-production, are welcome to apply. Most common is 1 week stays, but this year we’ll grant some projects also for 2-week stays. In addition, Seanse  Art Center will be welcoming 3 art productions with a special focus on children audience, 0-6 years .

The collaboration with Volda University College gives Seanse access to great artistic competence, as well as good venues for artistic work. They will arrange meetings with a test audiences when appropriate.

If you wish to learn about the Norwegian Cultural Schoolbag program you will find more information by following the link here: The Cutural Schoolbag

Application form, project description, budget, CVs and other attachments will be uploaded and submitted via Google form.
Application form can be found here: APPLICATION

PS! You must be logged in to Google / have a Google Account in order to upload attachments to the application.
If you do not already have one you can create a Google Account here: GOOGLE ACCOUNT

You are welcome to apply!

Questions? Contact Rita Slotterøy rita.slotteroy@hivolda.no  (70075414)

Seanse Art Centers funding from Arts Council Norway near doubled!

Seanse Art Center was founded in 2004 and is a national production arena and meeting place for all types of art production. Since 2004 they have welcomed more than 190 art productions and 470 artists to
participate in their Artist in Residence program. Their mission is to enable children and youth to experience and express themselves through art.

The extended funding will allow Seanse Art Center to keep growing and continue the good work that they are known for. This means more artists will be given the opportunity to participate in their Artist in Residence programs, producing art for the national Cultural Schoolbag program and for other social institutions. Seanse Art Center will strenghten and prioritize art for toodlers and babies (0-6 years) as well through the Småkunstfestival, and continue their cooperation with national and international partners to exchange knowledge and research, participate in and organize conferences and workshops for artists and professionals.

Seanse Art Center is located at Volda University College and is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, Møre and Romsdal County, Volda University College and Arts Council Norway.

Follow the link to learn more about  Arts Council Norway

Click here to learn more about The Cultural Schoolbag

“The Time Capsule”

During this fall all 9th graders in Sogn and Fjordane county will get to visit a museum close to where they live. These visits are part of the new Cultural heritage programs offered by The Cultural Schoolbag (TCS) Sogn and Fjordane, developed in cooperation with representatives from TCS and with mentors from Seanse Art Center.

Fall of 2016 and spring 2017, mentors from the Seanse Art Center were engaged by The Cultural Schoolbag (TCS) in Sogn og Fjordane in developing Cultural heritage programs at the various museum departments at MISF (Museums in Sogn og Fjordane).

The prosess raised important questions relating to the target group, the 9th graders in secondary School, for whom these Cultural heritage programs are intended. What is cultural heritage? Is cultural heritage important? Why do we have museums? What are the main tasks for a museum? Who decides what is important to take care of for the future generations? Is this in any way relevant to 9th graders? How can we make it relevant?

The Cultural heritage programs have been named “The Time Capsule” and will consist of two parts:

  • The students will get a general introduction to museum work and cultural heritage. The studens get to know why we have museums and what are the museums main tasks.
  • The students will get to know more specific about the museum they are visiting. What is this exact museum’s mission? What is the main objects or history this particular museum are to preserve?

The prosess in developing the Cultural heritage programs started November 2016 with a seminar at the Museum of Art in Førde. All museum educators from the different departments were present and presented each their drafts for the Cultural heritage programs. Winter and spring 2017 they were continuing developing their individual programs. In May and June each museum department invited the target group to test-run their programs. A mentor from Seanse Art Center, together with advisors from The Cultural Schoolbag (TCS) Sogn and Fjordane were present during this prosess.

Museum educators are constantly getting better at communicating with their audience and adjusting their programs targeting different age groups. Keywords for this type of educational programs are activity and experience, very often with what is refered to as “hands-on” activities. Children and youngsters do not want to be passive receivers of knowledge told by others. They want to learn by doing. And what greater environment is there than a museum setting with all the great old buildings and outdoor environment full of treasures to be discovered.

The museum departments beeing involved in the prosess of developing a Cultural heritage program for TCS are the Art Museum in Førde with their satelite department of Anders Svor Museum at Grodås, The Heibergske Samlinger / Sogn Folkemuseum in Kaupanger, Sunnfjord Museum in Movika at Førde, Norsk Kvernsteinsenter in Hyllestad, Nordfjord Folkemuseum in Sandane and The coastal museum in Florø in cooperation with representatives from TCS Sogn and Fjordane and with mentors from Seanse Art Center.

Learn more about Kulturtanken and The Cultural Schoolbag 

Artist in Residence 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE  March 1st

Seanse – Art Center works to rise the quality in art for children and youth, and for the development of arts program in kindergartens, schools and other social institutions.

Since 2004 SEANSE has accommodated more than 180 art productions and hosted more than 460 artists in residency.

Are you an artist that would like to attend Seanses Art Residency in Volda to work on your art production?

We offer:

Professional Mentors with artistic background and experience with children and youth as target group
Financial support  (will cover travel and accommodation)
Fees during stay
Access to equipment (light/sound etc.)
Beneficial facilities to work in, available around the clock
We welcome projects in all stages of development, from concept to post-production. Most common is 1 week, but this year a few projects will get a chance to stay for two weeks.

The collaboration with Volda University College provides SEANSE – Art Center  access to excellent competence and facilities for artistic work.

ARTISTS RESIDENCY 2017

Week 23:   June 6-10  (5 days, Monday to Saturday due to holiday)

Week 23 & 24:   June 6-16  (10 days)

Week 42:  October 16-20  (5 days)

Week 42 & 43:  October 16-26  (10 days)

You are welcome to apply, and will find the form here: ApplicationENGLISHSeanse2017

The application can be e-mailed to seanse@hivolda.no

 

Questions? Please contact Rita Slotterøy rita.slotteroy@hivolda.no (70075414)

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

from Seanse – Art Center