Under the Radar: Education for social art practice (in the British Isles)

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This chapter discusses education for social art practice by examining four postgraduate level courses that address social art practice located in institutions in Scotland, Ireland and England. It traces the development of education for social art practice through the 1960s and 70s when innovative
courses slipped into the mainstream of higher education, for example, and new
ideas about community and socially focused programmes began to provide alternatives to the dominance of fine art education. Programmes including contextual art, community arts and critical fine art practice evolved and formed the genesis of the postgraduate studies that are highlighted in the chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRelate North 2019
Subtitle of host publicationCollaborative Art, Design and Education
EditorsJokela Timo, Glen Coutts
Place of PublicationViseu, Portugal:
Publisher InSEA Publications
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)ISBN 978-989-54683-0-0
ISBN (Print)ISBN 978-989-54683-2-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2019


  • Socially Engaged Art
  • Social Art Practice
  • Education


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