- Class Number 7444
- Term Code 3360
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Ella Barclay
- Ella Barclay
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/07/2023
- Class End Date 27/10/2023
- Census Date 31/08/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
- Marley Dawson
This course introduces students to the skills, resources and strategies essential to the professional practice of contemporary art and its associated industries. Project management, client–creative professional relationships, fundraising, risk, financial planning, future-proofing, taxation, copyright, work, health and safety will be address in a series of interactive modules. Students will also explore and discuss the strategies with which to combat twenty-first century challenges such as environmental sustainability, the rise of automation and art's role in the global currents of people, services and capital. Assessments allow students to develop a vocational vision for the future, with a special focus on articulating their professional practice goals and achievements in written and oral tasks.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- take autonomous responsibility for their actions and decisions in a vocational context;
- work co-operatively and professionally as part of a team, taking a leadership role when required, and constructively contributing to peer learning wherever possible;
- position one's professional practice in a wider disciplinary context, locally and globally;
- source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references; and
- interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences.
This course introduces students to a range of professionals working in the Australian cultural sector and aligns with its lecturers current research into the economic systems of contemporary art in Australia and Internationally.
There are no field trips in this class, however, students will be encouraged to visit cultural institutions and galleries around Canberra.
There are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.
ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
|Summary of Activities
|Are you Ready? Vocations 2023
|Before Class: Visit one gallery in Canberra, take a photos of something there and prepare your thoughts about the work and how it was installed. In class: Introductions. Writing a good biography
|LANDSCAPING: Ecologies and Economies in The Australian Cultural SectorArtist biographies, CVs, Documentation
|Good images captions, biography workshops
|Trending: Strategies for visibility and crises management in the era of social mediaWhat makes a good artist interview?
|Assessment 1 hurdle due (biography and captioned images)Interviews and draft profile workshop
|Can Gen Z Escape the Gig Economy? Creative Practice, Power and Precarity in 2023Art + Money. Let's share our stories
|Interviews and draft profile workshop
|Live Laugh Love of Live Fast Die? Modelling, fundraising, risk, growth
|Assessment 1 Due
|Transmission Economies: Copyright, Ethics, Appropriation
|Group Presentation Introduction
|What could possibly go wrong? WHS, Logistics, Assurance
|Introduction to business proposal assessment
|Expanded Practice: working outside.
|Business Proposal workshops
|Presentations: Groups 1,2,3
|Presentations Group 1,2,3 dueBusiness Proposal workshops.
|Presentations: Groups 4,5,6
|Presentations Group 4,5,6 dueBusiness Proposal workshops. Drafts Plans Due
|Presentations: Groups 7,8,9
|Presentations Group 7,8,9 dueBusiness Proposal workshops
|Presentations: Groups 10,11,12
|Presentations Group 10,11,12 dueBusiness Proposal workshops
Tutorial RegistrationANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
|Images, Biography and Artist Profile
|Assessment Task 2: A Guide to Creative Industries in Context. Presentation and Handbook
|1,3, 4, 5
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
This class involves a lot of in studio workshops and collaboration. If you are unable to attend the studios then please consult with your lecturer before the class commences.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Images, Biography and Artist Profile
You are tasked with interviewing one of your peers in this class about their practice and publishing an 800 word profile about them on the online publishing platform, medium. https://medium.com/. You should also upload a copy (which includes the medium link) to Turnitin.
Details of task:
1.1 Artist Biography and portfolio – due week 3.
You are to write a 150 word artist biography and prepare six captioned images (72 ppi 1280 x 960 dimensions) images of your work. Details on how to write your biography and prepare you images will be covered in week 2. We will review these in the class in week 3.
1.2. Artist Profile – due week 5
You will interview and write an 800 word article on the practice of one of your peers in your studio and publish this on medium.
Your profile should include:
- A heading: The title of your profile
- A subheading: A sentence or two that describes what your profile is about. In a way that will entice your reader to keep reading.
- Images, with captions:
An 800 word profile:
Using the images and biography provided to you about the work of your peer, you are tasked with conducting an interview with them and writing a profile on their work to upload onto medium. You may like to some comment on their practice broadly, discussion of at least one work in depth, ask the artist why they like art, who their favourite artists are, what are their challenges and what kind of work they would like to make for graduation and beyond! You will have time in class in weeks 3 and 4 to conduct your interviews and edit and review them.
An 800 word artist profile on the work of a peer, that:
1. interprets, communicates and presents ideas with clear, carefully edited language, including captions (LO 2, 5)
2. displays sustained curiosity and care towards the subject's practice, bringing insight from relevant artistic references (LO 1, 3, 4)
interprets, communicates and presents ideas with clear, carefully edited language, including captions (LO 2, 5)
Perfect spelling, consistent and considered referencing and punctuation. Language is clear and summaries are succinct. An excellent selection of sources compiled to best inform this profile.
Very good spelling, consistent and considered referencing and punctuation. Good expression and summary of interview contextualised with a variety of sources.
Some good referencing although some anomalies and inconsistencies could be addressed. More attention to being as succinct as possible.
Referencing system is unclear, expression and spelling inconsistent. Sources of information may not be the best quality.
Limited or no appropriate referencing, spelling, expression and summaries insufficient or incomplete.
displays sustained curiosity and care towards the subject's practice, bringing insight from relevant artistic references (LO 1, 3, 4)
Excellent critical engagement with the artist's work, explaining clearly how and why they are important or have potential, highlighting key concerns in their work.
Very good engagement and understanding of artist and work and explanation for why they are of importance.
Interesting profile of artist, although it may be less clear why they are of interest or what the key ideas are.
Only very obvious information referenced regarding the artist with little analysis or attention to context and detail.
Limited to no discussion of artists work or why it is of importance.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5
Assessment Task 2: A Guide to Creative Industries in Context. Presentation and Handbook
Due Weeks 7-12
This task presents an opportunity to work as a group to research a specific area relevant to professional practice and to share this research with your peers. The outcome of this research is presented in the form of a to-class twenty minute presentation that explains and surveys a detailed account of the topic via an accessible and informative means. Much of the semester will be dedicated to researching and compiling information on your topic and you could include consultation with industry professionals and published professional resources specific to working in Australia. You will work with your group to form a single cohesive and engaging presentation. You are strongly discouraged from breaking your topic into smaller parts and having each group member research and present their own part. This means working together to create a presentation that has a clear beginning, middle and end. It is not compulsory for every member to speak, however, an even distribution of input should be evident.
The format of your presentation is open – it could take the form of a video, a podcast, a panel discussion, a well-crafted slideshow or a performance. Work in consultation with your lecturer. You will also produce a fact-sheet summarising your research and submit this online via Wattle on the date of your presentation. This will be compiled into a handbook with the other fact-sheets and be recirculated.
A 20 minute presentation and summarising fact sheet that demonstrates an:
- ability to communicate ideas effectively and engagingly (LO 1, 5)
- ability to demonstrate a critical understanding of the moral, legal and professional frameworks within the creative sectors. (LO 3, 4)
- ability to work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team, initiate partnerships with others, take a leadership role when required, and constructively contribute to peer learning. (LO 2)
ability to communicate ideas effectively and engagingly (LO 1, 5)
Presentation is enlightening, insightful and engaging.
Presentation communicates effectively a wide variety of information and is structured in a way that is cohesive and informative.
Presentation communicates key points but more effort could be placed on making the presentation engaging and stimulating for the viewer.
The communication of some information is unclear as to its relationship with the prescribed topic and content is unclear and less engaging.
Presentation is hard or impossible to follow for the audience.
ability to demonstrate a critical understanding of the moral, legal and professional frameworks within the creative sectors. (LO 3, 4)
Presentation landscapes the whole subject area then dives into key areas of critical and important value with nuance.
Presentation effectively summarises the key ideas in the subject and tunes into some of the more critical points.
Presentation does well at summarising the key subject but more attention could be paid to critically evaluating the finer points.
Presentation touches on some of the key areas of the subject but fails to demonstrate insight into this area.
Presentation lacks critical understanding of the subject and its importance.
ability to work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team, initiate partnerships with others, take a leadership role when required, and constructively contribute to peer learning. (LO 2)
Presentation tells a cohesive, singular narrative demonstrating a shared vision and collaboration amongst group members where each element has been compiled with care and consultation.
Presentation has a cohesive structure demonstrating a unified vision from all collaborators.
Presentation is cohesive but it is clear there are sections that are less consistent, implying less communication and collaboration amongst group members.
Presentation has starkly different sections and/or it is less clear how each member has collaborated and communicated.
Presentation fails to demonstrate professional cooperation.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,3, 4, 5
Due Week 13
This assessment requires you to plan the next 5 years of your professional development and write a proposal for a loan to start your business as a professional artist, freelance practitioner, start-up business operator or a collective/company founder. You are applying for a loan of AU$20,000 (you may apply for other amounts in consultation with your lecturer). You will need to identify what kind of business you intend on starting and how you see the business developing to both 12 month and 5 year benchmarks. You are also required to identify risks, assess competitors, map out costs, project revenue and schedule a clear repayment plan. You should reference information from the lectures in weeks 1-6. There is a wealth of information both in the library and online about start-ups and how best to pitch and apply for funding. Consult with these (and include them in your bibliography) to form your proposal. There are two key dates for the submission of your plan: a preliminary submission of a business plan draft in HARD COPY (Week 10), and a final submission of the completed proposal to Turnitin (week 13) which has taken into account the ideas and edits offered by both staff and other students in class. Your pdf should include images, charts and graphics to enhance your argument.
A 1500 word business loan proposal for $20,000 that addresses the topics outlined above. It should clearly identify what your business is and include a detailed plan of activities you will undertake in your first twelve months of business, how much money you are asking for and how you plan to repay these funds. Your intention is to successfully accrue funding and you should be as persuasive as possible in making your case (which means presenting information in a way that is clear and visually engaging). You will bring your draft of this in HARD COPY in week 10 and have at least one colleague review your document. You will then upload your final document to Wattle in Week 13 (Friday). You will also need to include a bibliography.
A 1500 word business loan proposal for $20,000 for a creative business that demonstrates:
- an autonomous responsibility for one's actions and decisions in a vocational context; (LO 1)
- an ability to position one's professional practice in a wider disciplinary context, locally and globally; (LO 3)
- an ability to source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references; and (LO 4)
- an ability to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences. (LO 5)
an autonomous responsibility for one's actions and decisions in a vocational context;(LO 1)
Outstanding tenacity in seeking out quality information and thinking laterally to attain this.
Excellent tenacity in seeking out quality information and thinking laterally to attain this.
Good tenacity in seeking out quality information and thinking laterally to attain this.
Limited tenacity in seeking out quality information and thinking laterally to attain this.
No evidence of tenacity in seeking out quality information and thinking laterally to attain this.
an ability to position one's professional practice in a wider disciplinary context, locally and globally; (LO 3)
Outstanding ability to position one's professional practice in a wider disciplinary context, locally and globally; (LO 3)
Excellent ability to position one's professional practice in a wider disciplinary context, locally and globally; (LO 3)
Good ability to position one's professional practice in a wider disciplinary context, locally and globally; (LO 3)
Limited ability to position one's professional practice in a wider disciplinary context, locally and globally; (LO 3)
No evidence of ability to position one's professional practice in a wider disciplinary context, locally and globally; (LO 3)
an ability to source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references; and (LO 4)
Outstanding ability to source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references; and (LO 4)
Excellent ability to source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references; and (LO 4)
Good ability to source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references; and (LO 4)
Limited ability to source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references; and (LO 4)
No evidence of ability to source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references; and (LO 4)
an ability to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences. (LO 5)
Outstanding ability to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences. (LO 5)
Excellent ability to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences. (LO 5)
Good ability to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences. (LO 5)
Limited ability to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences. (LO 5)
No evidence of ability to interpret, communicate and present ideas, problems and arguments in modes suited to a range of audiences. (LO 5)
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.
The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.
The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.
The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.
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For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
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