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Pia Robinson


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Pia Robinson, Queensland University of Technology. Vision of youth presentation at Opening Doors: 2019 Museums & Galleries Queensland Conference.

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  1. 1. What is Widening Participation?
  2. 2. Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) aims to ensure that Australians from low SES (socio economic status) backgrounds who have the ability to study at university have the opportunity to do so.
  3. 3. There is a strong relationship between social background and school achievement - students from disadvantaged backgrounds have lower achievement levels than their high SES counterparts.
  4. 4. Widening Participation – What Works? 1. Awareness 2. Aspiration 3. Affordability 4. Achievement 5. Access
  5. 5. Fray, L., Gore, J., Patfield, S. (2018). Capacity to aspire to higher education of school students from low-SES backgrounds: An empirical study. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York. Low-SES students from a higher cultural capital are more likely to aspire to go to university.
  6. 6. QUT PRECINCTS + WIDENING PARTICPATION QUT Precincts manages the University’s unique cultural venues including QUT Art Museum, Gardens Theatre, Old Government House, The Cube, Robotronica and William Robinson Gallery situated at the Gardens Point Campus.
  7. 7. 1. ON CAMPUS | EXPLORE UNI Programs sit within QUT’s Explore Uni days (sessions are 45 minutes where varying year levels rotate between activities with other QUT Faculties).
  8. 8. 2. ON CAMPUS | EXHIBITION TOUR + WORKSHOP Intensive four hour program with one group of school students who firstly visit an exhibition, participate in an accompanying workshop, and hear about varying study and career pathways connected to that exhibition.
  9. 9. 3. ON CAMPUS | PATHWAYS: ART DESIGN FASHION Career and Study Pathways panel discussions by early career industry professionals working within the following sectors: Visual Art, Architecture, Interior Design, Fashion, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, and Interactive and Visual Design. This program is a collaboration with QUT Creative Industries Faculty.
  10. 10. 4. IN SCHOOLS | ARTWORK IN A BOX Artwork in a box brings artworks and activities directly to schools for a unique in-classroom art experience. Selected artworks travel in a designated crate with the workshop facilitator where students role-play various occupations within the industry (such as an art handler, an artist and a curator) as well as discuss, analyse, and learn about the artwork and artist before participating in a making activity.
  11. 11. 5. ONLINE | ART/WORK ART/WORK online series, captures a number of individuals working within varying roles in the Visual Art Sector, following the personal narrative of their journeys. We are looking at revisiting this series with a ‘Where are they now’, mapping once again their journeys from when we last meet them in 2013.
  12. 12. 6. IN COMMUNITIES | AFTER SCHOOL/WEEKEND PROGRAMS In partnership with the Local Council to develop an outside-of-school program aimed at high school students within their local cultural institutions.
  13. 13. Linzer, D and Munley, M. E. (2015). ROOM TO RISE The Lasting Impact of Intensive Teen Programs in Art Museums. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art.
  14. 14. Desirable Work Skills Leadership Collaborative Creative Problem Solving Social and Digital Resilience
  15. 15. Call out to teachers and students first year out of school THESATURDAY CLUB JOIN US Do you love art but not sure how to make a career out of it? We are looking for 15 young people (Year 10 to 12, and first year out of school) who are interested in working or studying in the visual arts industry. Is this you? Join the Saturday Club, a 7-week program running on Saturdays from 23 February to 6 April 2019, 10am to 2pm at Caboolture Hub 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture. During the Saturday Club you will make art, look at art, talk about art, learn about art-jobs, and work on your very own exhibition launching as part of National Youth Week. Who will you be – the curator, the artist, the conserva- tor, the installer, the writer, the tour guide, events, public programs and much more. Join us. Ask your teacher for an application form or email APPLY NOW WHAT YOU GET: • $150 gift card • Lunch every Saturday throughout the program • A behind the scenes insight into the Art World • Professional development and careers advice • An unforgettable experience! 626254&s=271759&a=27900&k=kIZEq47cifsWA0eWLEk WNaiRaGJPNoKCBK_yHUf-btA
  16. 16. The Saturday Club begins 17 students x 7 weeks
  17. 17. Install day
  18. 18. The exhibition
  19. 19. The celebration
  20. 20. Final engagement