Sound Sense is part of the Navigator core group, led by Foundation for Community Dance and also includingA+ a partnership strategy that pools a-n The Artists Information Company and Artquest's CPD remit; engage; and National Association of Writers in Education.
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."
Lisa Craddock, programme manager, professional development
Foundation for Community Dance
T: 0116-253 3453
Website links for individual Navigator partner organisations:
ArtWorks is a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Special Initiative and more information about Artworks can be found at W: www.phf.org.uk/news.asp?id=1414