Who should attend
This course is perfect for anyone interested in or engaging with social, cultural and environmental issues in art whether in the role of artist, curator, collector or enthusiast. Individuals within arts organisations wishing to implement an ethical framework would also benefit.
About the course
Art can move us and challenge our views. At a time where cultural sensitivity and environmental responsibility are central to our lives, the contribution of socially motivated artists is pivotal. This course will give you a critical overview of the role of art, artists and art institutions in challenging and shaping the beliefs of our society as well as ethical considerations in art.
You will learn about ethical issues in art, such as cultural appropriation, gender and the gaze, ethnicity and environmental and ecological concerns. You will contextualise these issues by learning about the history of art and social change and the ethical responsibility of artists.
You will explore these themes through personal research assignments on different types of ethics in art, including power relations and environmental concerns. Each week you will present your research and gain feedback from your tutor and peers. Through these tasks you will develop an understanding of critical research and how to conduct it.
By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of how current social issues can be addressed through art and have a deeper knowledge of how to be culturally sensitive within your work or social environment. You can able to apply this knowledge and implement an ethical framework in your own art or within an art organisations.
- History of art and social change
- Current themes and debates around the responsibilities of artists and art institutions
- Socially motivated art
- Power relations in art
- Gender and the gaze
- Ethnicity and the post colonial
- Art, environmental and ecological concerns
- Othering and otherness
- Cultural appropriation
- The canon and cultural value
- The history of art and social change and the responsibility of art and artists
- Power relationships in art relating to gender, race and other identities
- How to discuss current debates around cultural appropriation
- The impact of art exploring social, environmental and ecological issues
- Critical research and how to conduct it
All our Online Short Courses include:
- Live online lessons with the same tutors
- The same course content and learning outcomes
- Lesson recordings, for review
- Access to VLE with course content
- Forums for support
- 2 weeks online access
- Certificate upon completion
Sara Shamsavari is an inderdisciplinary artist and educator whose works explore global identity, inclusion and transformation. Several of her projects centre around challenging stereotypes and common preconceived judgements at a time of increasing division, conflict and polarisation. While each o...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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