Book Launch

The Industrialisation of Arts in Education


30 June 2023


Blenheim Walk


4:15pm - 6:15pm

Book launch and in-conversation: Friday 30 June 2023 4:15pm - 6:15pm

Location: Leeds Arts University, Blenheim Walk, Leeds LS2 9AQ

We are proud to announce the book launch event for "The Industrialisation of Arts Education", supported by the Leeds Arts University Careers, Employability and Enterprise Office. The authors of the book will be in conversation with Dr. Jill Fernie-Clarke to discuss some of the themes and ideas of their chapters

The Industrialisation of Arts Education was edited by Professor Samantha Broadhead and contains chapters authored by Associate Professor Bill Esmond, Dr. Karen Tobias-Green, Professor Samantha Broadhead, Michael Smith, Eleanor Snare, and Jason Huxtable.

Each chapter of this book brings with it a particular orientation of industry to arts education, such as teaching and learning for industry, the impact of industry-focused policies and industrialised systemic influences. The extent to which arts pedagogies have been informed by the agendas of the cultural industries as well as wider neoliberal ideologies are considered. This leads to fundamental questions about, firstly, the many, contradictory functions of arts education and, secondly, the ways teaching and learning practices have evolved.

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