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Navigator Programme receives grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Mon 23 May 2011
NAWE is to benefit from the funding for this new professional development programme.
Navigator is a fantastic new initiative designed to support artists in their professional development and has been awarded a grant of £181500 across the next three years from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings.

The Navigator core group is:
Foundation for Community Dance
A+ a partnership strategy that pools a-n The Artists Information Company and Artquest’s CPD remit
National Association of Writers in Education
Sound Sense

The grant is for networking knowledge about national occupational standards, codes of conduct, research, professional development and routes to professional practice across art forms.  

Working with artist employers, government, HE and training providers across the UK, the programme will add value to what the partners already achieve in delivering support for artists and aims to support more of a collective voice for participatory artists across art form.  

As a collective of national strategic organisations the Navigator Pathfinder currently reaches 24,600 music, dance, writing and visual artists working in participatory settings.

“We will use our national networks to help navigate more people to inspiring examples of practice and research, which will include the work of our fellow PHF pathfinders as well as the findings that arise from our own public research and professional development programmes.

"The significance of this project is the space it gives us to clarify the new and shifting landscapes of workforce and professional development for participatory arts practice.  

"The Navigator Pathfinder aims to be an effective advocate that works across art form in support of professional development for participatory artists across the UK.”

Lead contact:  
Lisa Craddock, Programme Manager, Professional Development
Foundation for Community Dance
0116 253 3453

‘ArtWorks: Developing Practice in Participatory Settings’ is a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative with support and funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Creativity Culture & Education (supported by Arts Council England) and the Cultural Leadership Programme.
Contact Information:
National Association of Writers in Education
Contact Name:
Philippa Johnston
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