The Artist In Residency Program provides an opportunity for emerging artists and musicians to learn from one another while observing and gaining inspiration from the BAT-based professional resident artists. The open encounter encourages vibrant sense of growth and a fresh respect for the arts.
The professional training of the learners is the primary element of the AIR Program. Firstly, by the Fine Art and Music graduates, and then by the accomplished professional visual artist and musician who has been passionately involved in the arts. Such a bilateral component is essential for both the practical and academic needs of the learner.
The Artist in Residency Program empowers learners and/or trainees to gain business skills in the culture of the industry sector. This programme focuses on training, development, research and creativity Opportunities are provided for learners to develop a career path and create work for themselves.Tutors have to be competent in teaching arts and culture development issues. Experience in integrated arts training environment is an advantage.
This programme focuses on training, development, research and creativity. A full evaluation takes place mid-way through the program, which allows planning for new projects and assessment of progress.
The training component: – include development of knowledge, skills attitudes and values in the following areas, technical, performance, business education, event management, elements of relevant arts disciplines, arts and culture appreciation.
The development component: – focuses on the rights of artists and the workings of the music/art/craft industries. Understanding of the dance, film and literature industries is also encouraged. Development ideas also emphasize the learning, and expression of human rights, contemporary youth culture, anti-racism, disability rights, women’s rights, socio-political and socio-cultural issues through the arts. This component is evaluated through interaction and involvement in exchange programs (national and international).
The research component: – works within the following framework, review and evaluation, train the trainer programs, resource and archive development, documentation, policy development, curriculum design and development, exchange programs, professional development, community arts and culture issues, the new changing world of works, the entertainment industry, culture industries development strategy. The creative component: – focuses on performance development, exhibitions, creative thinking skills development, and multi-skilled