Research has shown that artists have indicated that they highly value the opportunity to engage in work placement in participatory or cultural settings as part of their training and development and regard experiential learning with mentoring and supervision from active practitioners on placement and an ability to observe practice as a valuable way of enhancing their skillset and providing experience of working in a variety of participatory and cultural settings. Initial research in this area highlighted that more could be done by HEIs and Colleges generally to develop work placement as a method of learning and development strategically on arts programmes, better signpost and promote work placement opportunities available on their courses and provide more consistent models for developing partnerships with host organisations to ensure that students on placement received effective and consistent mentoring and support.
This area of the website provides guidance to HEIs and Colleges in the form of:
- Effective Practice Guides and Exemplar Resources
- Case Studies