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Arts & Humanities Entrepreneurship Hubs

Our Thriving Tribe 

Our Thriving Tribe curatorial project began in 2019 at Visual, Carlow in Ireland as part of the Arts and Humanities Entrepreneurship Hub AHEH Project.

As a curatorial project Our Thriving Tribe (OTT) aims to expand upon the current discourse on entrepreneurship within the arts in Ireland. A process of enquiry into the context of artistic practice by researching entrepreneurship from the perspective of the artist in order to generate new knowledge within this field.

As a curatorial project OTT uses a process of enquiry as ‘case studies’. This ‘research through practice approach’ by the curators, aims to expand upon the current discourse on entrepreneurship within the arts in Ireland. Curatorial research is open to interpretation. The curators of OTT value how curatorial research practices can be used as a vehicle for imagining possible futures. Developed within the wider framework of the AHEH project and produced by Visual. OTT is Co Curated by David Francis Moore and Juliette Harvey at Visual. David and Juliette’s collaboration on OTT began in 2020 and has brought their individual practices within the disciplines of Arts and Humanities into conversation. A collaboration and conversation that is relevant for the AHEH project whose aims are to develop a tailored Arts and Humanities entrepreneurship model that improves the long-term entrepreneurial prospects for A&H students.

Investigating entrepreneurship from the perspective of the artist in order to generate new knowledge within this field emerged from conversations with partners within the AHEH project. OTT was initiated in 2019 by Visual’s David Francis Moore, in response to these conversations. It was developed into a curatorial project in 2020 by David and Juliette with support from AHEH partners.

OTT encourages conversation within activated spaces, its primary research benefits the aims of the AHEH project: to develop a tailored Arts and Humanities entrepreneurship model that improves the long-term entrepreneurial prospects for A&H students, by engaging with Arts professionals in Ireland. Read more about the project here

 

 

 

Our Thriving Tribe ‘Zoom Room Sessions

Our Thriving Tribe ‘Zoom Room Sessions’, the curators of Our Thriving Tribe a conversation with arts professionals in Ireland. Read more here

Episode 1

This session’s invited guests are critically acclaimed Director and Choreographer Emma Martin, Artistic Director of United Fall Dance Company, multidisciplinary Artist, Sarah Devereux and one-half of the hilarious comedy dance duo Lords of Strut, Cian Kinsella. Watch here

Episode 2

This session’s invited guest is Felicia Olusany aka Felispeaks, a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright from Co. Longford, Ireland. Watch here

Episode 3

This session’s invited guest is Brian Sheil an award-winning Music producer and Mixer who works with artists from Ireland to the U.S to create chart topping records in diverse genres.Watch here

Episode 3

This sessions invited guest is Lynnette Moran an independent Arts Producer & Festival Director specialising in Live Art, Theatre, Visual Art and Digital platforms; with distinct experience of producing collaborative & socially engaged arts practice & public art commissions. Watch here

Episode 4

This session’s invited guest is Harry Walsh Foreman from Dublin where for the most part he has been based since either making art, teaching art or sometimes both. Watch here

Episode 5

This session’s invited guest is Bernadette Kiely a visual artist based in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland. Watch here

GESTURE

 

'a gesture can migrate much more deeply into our understanding of ourselves and, more broadly, into the worlds in which we live than we might at first glance, or in our common sense, expect.' (Ness 2008: 26)

GESTURE, is a new space within OTT where invited arts professionals are commissioned to consider entrepreneurship from the perspective of the arts in Ireland and respond with a gesture.

Each GESTURE is digitally documented, this documentation becomes part of Our Thriving Tribes research materials. Each unique GESTURE remains with the arts professional. The commissioned documentation from GESTURE will be exhibited online, shared through the OTT & AHEH projects digital platforms and published in the Our Thriving Tribe publication.

’The drawing that tells is not an image, nor is it the expression of an image; it is the trace of a gesture' (Ingold 2013: 128)

PERSPECTIVE


PERSPECTIVE, is a new space within Our Thriving Tribe, one that invites multi disciplinary perspectives outside of arts professionals in Ireland. Yet one that closely considers their perspectives. 

 

The PERSPECTIVE open call will be announced in June 2020!


'the study has shown that there is a significant difference in the survey answers between academics on the one hand and students, graduates and enterprises on the other hand.'

(Arts & Humanities Entrepreneurship Hubs Contextual Review report - Rev 1.0: Research findings: an investigation into european entrepreneurial support for arts and humanities students and graduates.pp50) Available here

 

 

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  • Twitter: Our Thriving Tribe@OTT_Thrive
  • You Tube: Our Thriving Tribe

 

 
 

 

 

AHEH is a major European 3-year project that brings together an alliance of 14 partners from 7 European countries.

Partners from academia and industry will work together to jointly research, design, test and disseminate a programme of entrepreneurial training for Arts and Humanities staff and students.

AHEH project aims

To develop a tailored Arts and Humanities entrepreneurship model that improves the long-term entrepreneurial prospects for A&H students. 

To create 7 new A&H Entrepreneurship Hubs situated in partner faculties. These will be the specialist conduits for permanently improving the entrepreneurial skill-sets of A&H staff and students as well as a template for wider exploitation.

To have Higher Education Institutions, creative industries, businesses and stakeholders working together to champion the value of A&H students to a wider audience and ensure that industry need is reflected in the training programmes.

For students a focus has been placed to develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning by building a mix of training methodologies based on entrepreneurship education, mentoring and application of research outcomes to support innovation in businesses.

For Universities Staff a focus has been placed to stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills of higher education teaching staff by creating ‘Entrepreneurship Hubs’ in partner faculties. This will include training university staff on how to support students in developing their entrepreneurial attributes, strengthening their business ideas and becoming more employable.

For Businesses a focus has been placed to facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge by promoting cross-fertilisation in the knowledge alliance based on connecting [introducing] arts and humanities students with [to] a range of inter-disciplinary businesses in order to improve enterprise skills, encourage entrepreneurship and foster innovation within partner businesses.

The AHEH alliance will:


• Bring together 14 partners from across 7 EU member states to improve the entrepreneurial capacity of A&H students.
• Jointly research, design, test and disseminate an innovative programme of entrepreneurial training for A&H staff/ students aligned with the EntreComp Competence Framework. This builds upon partners’ prior experience of EU-funded enterprise projects.
• Have HEIs, businesses and stakeholders working together to champion the value of A&H students to a wider audience and ensure that industry need is reflected in the training programmes.
• Create 7 new A&H Entrepreneurship Hubs situated in partner faculties. These will be the specialist conduits for permanently improving the entrepreneurial skill-sets of A&H staff and students as well as a template for wider exploitation.
• Create a website that will complement the 7 Hubs as an ongoing resource-base for disseminating/exploiting outputs. These include:
• 3 training programmes: HEI, A&H Students, Businesses
• 3 manuals: Trainers, Users, AHEH Management
• 2 contextual reports: Academic & Business

 

European Arts and Humanities students face challenges with accessing graduate level employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. These courses typically do not have a direct route to the job market, reflected in higher unemployment and lower salaries. There can be a lack of knowledge from academics about aligning subject expertise with wider industry need as well as a lack of recognition by businesses of the wider benefits and skill sets of Arts and Humanities graduates.

Dedicated support in HEIs for entrepreneurial activity has been mainly focused on business, economics and ICT faculties. A&H Students come from a very different starting point, with education and skills that do not meet industry need in an obvious way.

Therefore, a fresh approach is needed to develop a tailored A&H entrepreneurship model that improves the long-term entrepreneurial prospects for A&H students.The partnership will offer further opportunities to develop student exchange programmes and to explore shared research interests and opportunities for international collaboration.

 

  • The project AHEH is Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
  • For further information on the Arts & Humanities Entrepreneurship Hub see AHEH Website
  • For further information on Our Thriving Tribe & AHEH see THRIVE Visua
  • Case studies, news from the AHEH network or mentors stories are availbe through the AHEH wesbite
  • A copy of a AHEH research report is available on the AHEH wesbite
  • When Arts and Enterprise Collide Link
  • When Arts and Enterprise Collide – Creating an Artists Residency

Join the AHEH on Social Media:

  • Facebook: Arts & Humanities Hubs @AHEHubs
  • Twitter: A&H_hub@AHEHUB

Contacts at Visual

  • AHEH Project Co-Ordinator: david {at} visualcarlow.ie
  • AHEH Project Manager: jharvey {at} visualcarlow.ie

AHEH Coordinator: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (United Kingdom)

Partners: Costal Housing Group Limited (United Kingdom) | Link Campus University (Italy) | Materahub (Italy) | The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka (Croatia) | Drugo More (Croatia) | Innogate to Europe (Spain) | University of Alcala (Spain) | University of Porto (Portugal) | UPTEC (Portugal) | XAMK (Finland) | Pink Eminence (Finland) | Institute of Technology Carlow (Ireland) | Carlow Arts Centre LTD. (VISUAL) (Ireland)

Type: Knowledge Alliance, Key Action 2
Ref: 588387-EPP-1-2017-1-UK-EPPKA2-KA
Start Date: 01/01/2018
End Date: 31/ 12/2021

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