Podcast #36: Colin Jackson

“I found a vent for my creativity within the classroom. There’s an artistry in creating those kind of engagements.”

Colin Jackson (@colin_clp) has worked in arts & cultural education for 28 years, and is the founder of Creative Learning Partnerships, a consultancy, project management and event management company specialising in working with young people and communities.

He has played a fundamental role in the development of Arts Council England’s Arts Award and Artsmark initiatives. His work has included the delivery of learning programmes for ‘Illuminating York’, delivery of the annual Yorkshire Schools Dance Festival and the development of a learning strategy for the UNESCO Guild of Media Arts.

In this episode we discuss the early experiences that drew Colin towards a career in the arts, about passive vs active learning and the teachers that go the extra mile to make a difference for their students, and how technology will affect creativity and education in the future.

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Podcast #35: Jeff Clark

“Being an artist is just doing it. You can’t question whether or not someone is an artist if they’re making something.”

Jeff Clark is the co-owner of the Art of Protest Gallery, an urban contemporary art gallery based in Little Stonegate. Formerly a photography teacher, and a practicing photographer when he gets the time, we discuss the work Jeff is drawn to both as an artist himself and as a curator.

We also chat about what a digital revolution means for our town centres, its effect on retail and social spaces, the need for story behind any good work or product, and the need to create social happenings in our city.

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Podcast #22: Drew Wintie-Hawkins

Drew Wintie-Hawkins is the Co-Director of York Dance Space, an arts organisation set up to develop dance across York and North Yorkshire. With a background as a performer he takes a hands on approach to developing learning programmes in dance, supporting the development of professional artists across the region.

In this episode we chat about the risks he and his wife Hannah took in setting up their own place, how skills learnt in dance can be used both in education and in wider life, and how getting out of your bubble and collaborating with other organisations will improve your art, as well the community as a whole.

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Podcast #17: Nicola Stead

Nicola Stead is an art teacher, specialising in sculpture and special effects. Her new venture is The Creative Studio York, an art school opening in Clifton Moor on the 8th of June.

We discuss the challenges in bringing a project like this to life, the key component to making great art, and the importance of being around other creative people.

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Podcast #15: Lisa-marie Newman

Lisa-marie Newman is the creative director of York Nurturing Community (@ync_ork_uk), organising events and activities that deliver an exciting art programme promoting wellbeing and social cohesion.

We talk about the links between creativity, community and wellbeing, her frustration at teaching art in schools without the freedom to teach creatively, and about their new premises opening at Spark:York tomorrow.

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Podcast #13: Bridget Bernadette Karn

Bridget Bernadette Karn is an artist who has worked across a huge range of mediums, but over the last few years has gained worldwide recognition for her work making pictures out of felt, turning her passion into a full time business, selling her work and teaching her techniques.

She has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in 2016, won the York Women Mean Business ‘Made’ Award and was a finalist for Best Visual Artist at the York Culture Awards in 2017.

In this episode we discuss how despite our best laid plans life always seems to throw us in alternative directions, the incredible dynamics of natural light in landscapes and how they impact our moods and experiences, and about the upcoming Open Studios this weekend and next.

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Podcast #11: Charlotte Dawson

Charlotte Dawson Artist is a visual artist and arts event facilitator, her latest project York River Art Market is now in it’s third consecutive year, winning Best Community Project at the 2017 York Culture Awards.

We discuss the origins of the market and its growth over the past 3 years, her advice to those wanting to develop their own artistic skills, and the benefits of collaborating across the city.

York River Art Market on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yorkriverart

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