Activities per year
Channel 3 Project is an Erasmus+ international partnership between three organisations working with learning disabled artists in supported studios: Mayfield Arts, Cork www.mayfieldarts.ie Outsider Art Ateliers, Amsterdam www.outsiderartgalerie.nl Rocket Artists, Brighton www.rocketartists.co.uk with University of Brighton The medium they have been exploring together is video. Over two years the artists’ groups have exchanged ideas, shared work in progress and travelled to each other’s cities learning skills and working together in each other’s studios. Through focussing on the creative activities of individual artists they have been able to explore and capture a wide range of practices and approaches that attend to, and fuel inspiration and agency as key aspects to inclusive learning. The video camera as a tool for filming can also become a more integral part of the exchanges and ideas that influence how art making is approached and communicated amongst the collaborative practices that the medium supports. An exhibition seminar addresses the question: ‘how does the presence of the film camera reveal and have an effect on creative processes in positive ways?’ The Channel 3 Project provides a unique opportunity to promote the abilities and contribution of artists with learning disabilities whilst providing a platform to share the learning with a wider audience. In September 2015 all participants attended a training week with Mayfield Arts Centre in Cork. Here partners learned the basics of film making, and began to explore what it is to introduce a film camera into the supported studio environment. The resulting publication is a ‘how to’ which emerged from this week. It is a resource for people of all abilities. You are welcome to visit our blog www.channelthreeproject.wordpress.com Or see the films on YouTube Channel 3 Project Channel 3 Project Inclusive film-making in supported studios Channel 3 Project is funded by Erasmus+ Key Action 2, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Erasmus+ makes it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth. Rocket Artists were working in partnership with the University of Brighton, Cuig Artists are supported by Mayfield Arts, and Outsider Arts Atelier is in de Hermitage Amsterdam.