Part 2 - Deep Dive: Teaching Artists Unpack Using the Continuum to Understand Impact
Recorded On: 09/23/2022
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Part 2 Deep Dive: Teaching Artists Unpack Using the Continuum to Understand Impact
September 21, 12:00 noon - 1:15 ET
In this workshop, teaching artists Raz Salvarita (Philippines) and Francine Kliemann (Brazil) share their respective creative practices and projects as well as their evaluation efforts and learning using the Continuum of IMPACT. Raz’s project, Unmasking Climate Injustices: Voices from the Past, Present, and Emerging Generations, aims to magnify citizens’ and students’ roles individually and collectively as activators, facilitators, and educators toward shifting community consciousness about climate change. Francine’s project, The School of the (Im)Possible, engaged eight- to 10-year-olds to give voice to the meaningful perspectives and expectations that youth bring regarding the future and issues of climate change. This workshop delves into the nitty gritty of how the Continuum was adopted and applied in each project to help specify desired outcomes and indicators and formulate a logic model and evaluation plan. Raz and Francine will share what data they collected, how they approached data analysis, and what outcomes they were able to gauge. As teaching artists who are receiving continued support through the ITAC IMPACT: Climate initiative, they will talk about what that extended support is enabling toward policy and systems change. ITAC’s Aislinn Ryan provides a preview of a 20-hour online curriculum that ITAC will offer for teaching artists and their allies to develop their own climate change projects, including a look at the evaluation curriculum.
- Gain practical evaluation know-how through these artists’ adoption and practical application of the Continuum of IMPACT.
- Learn how the Continuum can help understand multiple layers of impact from individual to the collective.
- Consider program design measures such as duration and multi-year funding to ensure sustainability of efforts that can further structural and systemic changes.
- Consider how sharpened attention to civic or social outcomes may influence aesthetic choices and/or creative practice.
Students and community members engage with public artwork installation from Raz Salvarita’s Unmasking Climate Injustices project. Photo: Courtesy of Raz Salvarita
Francine Kliemann is an interdisciplinary artist and theatre maker. She holds a BA in Theatre at UFRGS (BR, 2011) and a MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths University of London(2017). She is the founder and artistic director of Platô Cultural, a company that creates immersive experiences in Education. Her work explores new ways of learning and connecting to the world through imagination and play. Platô Cultural combines design, immersive art and new technologies to create playful experiences that nurture the individual and the collective learning, looking for new relationships between people and places. Francine founded Plato Cultural in 2018 with support from Goldsmiths University of London. Since 2020, Platô Cultural has been based in Florianópolis, Brazil. Platô’s current project is “School of the Impossible” is an immersive education experience for 8 to 10 year old. The pilot project of School of the (Im)Possible was commissioned by the International Teaching Artists Collaborative (ITAC) as part of the ITAC IMPACT: Climate in 2021 in a a co-creation process between my company Platô Cultural, Santa Terezinha School(São José, Brazil), the Environmental School (São José, Brazil), and the Secretariat of Education of São José. (Brazil). They are now partnering with The Necessary Space (Scotland) and the International Teaching Artist Collaborative (ITAC) to deliver this project to more schools in Brazil and Scotland in 2022, funded by the British Council International Collaboration Grant.
Márcia Donadel is an artist-researcher andeducator. She coordinates the pedagogical approaches, and assessment of Platô’sprojects. She holds a PhD (2019) and a MA (2012) in Performing Arts at UFRGS(Brazil). She was awarded with the CAPES-PDSE (2018) research grant for adoctoral internship at C-DaRE, Coventry University, UK. Her practice and herresearch focus on embodied methodologies and creative practices in education.
Razcel Jan Salvarita hails from the Philippines and works internationally at the intersection of arts, culture, and environmental conservation. He is a cross-disciplinary creative artist, a socially engaged community arts organizer, and staunch advocate for sustainable development. He identifies his role as an “activator, facilitator, and educator” and serves as an independent cultural bearer. Raz is a recipient of numerous international fellowship grants including: ITAC Impact: Climate and Future Arts Leaders of the Australia Council for the Arts, among others. He is a TEDx speaker on “Effecting Environmental Consciousness through Arts.” He is the founder of Baryo Balangaw Creative Initiatives: Bridging Creativity in Rural Communities in the Philippines. Raz believes in the transformative power of the arts as a centering place for healing, recovery, and renewal of courage.
Project Manager, ITAC Impact: Climate
International Teaching Artist
Aislinn Ryan is Project Manager for ITAC’s pioneering initiative, ITAC IMPACT: Climate. Working alongside a climate expert, a curriculum designer, and partner networks, Aislinn coordinates the activities of the Climate Collective: an international cohort of teaching artists commissioned to design and deliver community-engagement projects that combat climate change. Prior to joining ITAC, Aislinn worked in the Tours and Projects department at Askonas Holt, managing international tours for major orchestras and dance companies. She has worked for English Touring Opera, where she managed relationships with trusts and foundations, brokered creative partnerships, and expanded the membership scheme. Aislinn also previously served on the Board of OYAP (Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership). Aislinn is a former professional dancer; she toured the world as the principal dancer of Riverdance and is a qualified Irish dance teacher. She has a BA (Hons) in English Literature and History from Victoria University in her hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.