ArTELIER resources and research

ArTELIER artists co-design and share resources for themselves and others to strengthen the sector of artists working with children, young people and families. This sector needs new leaders to build a rich ecology for future youth arts activity that supports community healing in Tasmania in future years – leaders who are connected to this place, confident and knowledgeable.

We intend this site to contain links to key resources for artists working within the ArTELIER model together with a selection of videos from the sessions.

VIDEO: Marit Ulvund (SEANCE, Norway) what is a Teaching Artist: 9 May 2018

VIDEO: Marit Ulvund (SEANCE, Norway) on partnerships being critical to being a Teaching Artist: 9 May 2018

PDF: ArTELIER – documentation published session book _ Simon Spain




There is a mass of documentation and research about Teaching Artistry and Socially Engaged Art. We shall be putting together a library of resources over at the end of 2018 for the 2019 program.

There is a highly recommended online course about becoming a teaching artist designed and run by a partnership team from Queensland University of Technology, Sydney Opera House and The Lincoln Centre. This is an online course with three components. The first two units can be undertaken free and the third will provide you with a qualification. See

RESEARCH – Key texts:

Aikens, N., Thije, S., & Seijdel, J. (2015). What’s the use? Constellations of art, history and knowledge – A critical reader. Netherlands: Valiz.

Anderson, K., Ang, I., & Lally, E. (2011). The Art of Engagement: Culture, Collaboration, Innovation. Australia: UWA Publishing.

Aycock, J., Jackson, M., & Simpson, D. (2005). John Dewey and the art of teaching: Toward reflective and imaginative practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Barad, K. (2007). Meeting the universe halfway. Durham: Duke University Press

Becker, C. (1994). The subversive imagination: Artists, society, and social responsibility. New York: Routledge.

Bishop, C. (2005). Art of the encounter: Antagonism and relational aesthetics. Circa, (114), 32. doi: 10.2307/25564369

Boomgaard, J., Bruyne, P., & Gielen, P. (2012). Teaching art in the neoliberal realm.

Booth, E. (2015). A new framework for understanding the teaching artist. Retrieved from

Booth, E. (2003). Seeking definition: What is a teaching artist?. Teaching Artist Journal, 1(1), 5-12. doi: 10.1080/15411796.2003.9684265

Burdick, J., Schultz, B., Sandlin, J., Burdick, S., & S, J. (2010). Handbook of public pedagogy: Education and learning beyond schooling. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Brown, A. Emergent strategy – shaping change, changing worlds.Amsterdam: Valiz.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997). Creativity (p. 12). New York: Harper perennial.

Daichendt, J. (2010). Artist-teacher: A philosophy for creating and teaching. United Kingdom: Univ of Chicago Pr.

Design, B., Furniture, V., & Architects, O. (2010). The third teacher: 79 ways you can use design to transform teaching & learning. United States: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.

Dewey, J. Democracy and education. Champaign, IL: Project Gutenberg, [199-?].

Dewey, J. (1998). Experience and education: The 60th anniversary edition (60th ed.). West Lafayette, IN: Kappa Delta Pi.

Dissanayake, E. (1988). What is art for?. Seattle: University of Washington Press.


Eschenburg, M. (2014). Artificial hells: A conversation with Claire Bishop. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence In Visual Culture, 3(0). doi: 10.5195/contemp.2014.113

Fiske, E. (1999). Champions of change. Washington, DC: Arts Education Partnership.

Freire, P. (1994). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum.

Froggett, L., Roy, R., & Whitaker, L. (2011). New Model Visual Arts Organisations and Public Engagement. Preston: University of Central Lancashire.

Gablik, S. (1992). The reenchantment of art. United Kingdom: Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Gablik, S. (1992). Connective aesthetics. American Art, 6(2), 2. doi: 10.1086/424147

Hall, C., Thomson, P., & Russell, L. (2007). Teaching like an artist: the pedagogic identities and practices of artists in schools. British Journal Of Sociology Of Education, 28(5), 605-619. doi: 10.1080/01425690701505466

Hampshire, K., & Matthijsse, M. (2010). Can arts projects improve young people’s wellbeing? A social capital approach. Social Science & Medicine, 71(4), 708-716. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.05.015

Hansen, T., & Larsen, L. (2014). Phantom of liberty – contemporary art and the pedagogical paradox. United States: Sternberg Press.

Hatch, M. (1999). Exploring the Empty Spaces of Organizing: How Improvisational Jazz Helps Redescribe Organizational Structure. Organization Studies, 20(1), 75-100. doi: 10.1177/0170840699201004

Helguera, P. (2011). Education for socially engaged art (1st ed.). New York: Jorge Pinto Books.

Helliwell, R. (2014). Enough is enough: Building a sustainable economy in a world of finite resources. Arboricultural Journal, 36(4), 227-229. doi: 10.1080/03071375.2014.994394

Hunter, M. (2005). Education and the arts: research overview. A summary report prepared for the Australia Council for the Arts. Sydney: The Australia Council for the arts.

Hunter, M., Aprill, A., Hill, A., & Emery, S. (2018). Education, Arts and Sustainability (1st ed.).

Illich, I. (1971). Deschooling society (3rd ed.). London: Calder Publications.

Ingold, T. (2011). Being alive: Essays on movement, knowledge and description. New York: Routledge.

Jeanneret, N., & Brown, R. (2013). Behind ArtPlay’s Bright Orange Door (1st ed.). Melbourne: University of Melbourne.

Kelly, O. (1984). Community, art, and the state. London: Comedia Pub. Group in association with Marion Boyars.

Kester, G. (2013). Conversation pieces: Community and communication in modern art. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Kester, G. (2011). The one and the many: Contemporary collaborative art in a global context. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Leland, J. (2014). Rebalancing our cultural capital: A contribution to the debate on national policy for the arts and culture in England. Cultural Trends, 23(4), 293-297. doi: 10.1080/09548963.2014.961298

Lerner, M. (2000). A Gift Observed: Reflections on Philanthropy and Civilization. United States: Common Knowledge Press.

Lippard, L. (1997). The Lure of the Local: The Sense of Place in a Multicentered Society (1st ed.). United States: New Press, The.

Moreno, S., Klanten, R., & Ehmann, S. (2009). Play All Day: Design for Children. Germany: Die Gestalten Verlag.

Mulligan, M. (2013). Thinking of community as an aspirational and contestable idea: A role for the arts in creating community. Journal Of Arts & Communities, 5(2), 105-118. doi: 10.1386/jaac.5.2-3.105_1

O’Donnell, D. (2002). Social acupuncture: A guide to suicide, performance and utopia. Toronto: Coach House Books.

O’Neill, P., & Doherty, C. (2010). Locating the producers: Durational approaches to public art. Amsterdam: Valiz.

O’Neill, P., Wilson, M., Verwoert, J., Rogoff, I., Beech, D., & Sheikh, S. et al. (2010). Curating and the educational turn. Amsterdam: Open Editions.

Pringle, E. (2013). Transforming Tate Learning. London: Tate Design Studio.

Pringle, E. (2009). The Artist-Led Pedagogic Process in the Contemporary Art Gallery: Developing a Meaning Making Framework. International Journal Of Art & Design Education, 28(2), 174-182. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-8070.2009.01604.x

Pringle, E. (2009). The artist as educator: Examining relationships between art practice and pedagogy in the gallery context, 11, 1 – 8.

Robinson, K. (2001). Out of our minds: learning to be creative. Oxford: Capstone

Runco, M., & Pritzker, S. (1999). Encyclopedia of creativity. San Diego, Calif.: Academic Press.

Russell, L., Thomson, P., & Hall, C. (2007). Teaching like an artist: The pedagogic identities and practices of artists in schools. British Journal Of Sociology Of Education, 28(5), 605-619. doi: 10.1080/01425690701505466

Stilgoe, J., Gilson, E., & Bachelard, G. (1994). The poetics of space. United States: Beacon Press.

Swift, J., & Steers, J. (1999). A Manifesto for Art in Schools. Journal Of Art & Design Education, 18(1), 7-13. doi: 10.1111/1468-5949.00147

Thompson, N. (2012). Seeing power: Socially engaged art in the age of cultural production. United States: Melville House Publishing.

Thompson, N. (2012). Living as form: Socially engaged art from 1991-2011. New York, NY: Creative Time.

Ward, C. (1978). The child in the city. United Kingdom: Architectural Press.