In accordance with our strategic goals and actions, Artsource provides relevant professional development, focusing on issues of collective importance to artists, and we work to constructively influence and achieve positive change. Artsource, acknowledges that:
education engenders power
political agendas can influence and be imparted through education
sources of funding for educational programmes can be politically motivated
hidden and null curriculum is pervasive.
We recognise that our position in society is located between individuals and stakeholders who may have opposing ideologies, world views, motivations and agendas. Those of artists may be opposite to those of funding bodies or donors.
We acknowledge our responsibility to impart knowledge to artists in a way that is transparent, not hidden, so that discourse is encouraged about potential or actual conflicts with opposing ideologies, resulting in activation of artists, though knowledge, empowerment and choice. In balancing these opposing viewpoints, we recognise that pragmatism and meeting points are required.
Read our Professional Development Position Statement