ITAC is proud to be working on ITAC IMPACT: Climate with our partners at the Community Arts Network (CAN).
ITAC has newly commissioned five teaching artists from around the world to design and deliver projects in their local communities that change beliefs and behaviours in relation to climate change:
Rachael Jacobs, Australia
Nick Demeris, USA
Dijana Milošević, Serbia
Razcel Jan Salvarita, Philippines
Francine Kliemann, Brazil
These geographically and culturally diverse artists will form the core of the Climate Collective – a subgroup of climate-engaged teaching artists who will learn from each other, provide peer-to-peer support, and experiment with different engagement methods. The Climate Collective will be supported by a Science Ambassador – a climate expert who provides scientific context to the project and informs the approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
The impact of the Climate Collective’s work will be widely shared with arts, education, and climate networks, and through opportunities for presenting at high profile international conferences. The case studies will also form the basis of an accessible online teaching artist curriculum, informing and guiding practitioners in undertaking climate-conscious work in their own communities, around the world.
ITAC has partnered with kadenze.com – the largest online platform for arts learning – to develop an online curriculum based on the discoveries from the Climate Collective’s community-engagement projects. Kadenze will employ a specially devised framework for technology-enabled creative learning to develop an accessible and engaging course that draws on the expertise and impact of the five international case studies.
ITAC IMPACT: Climate is the pilot project for establishing a framework through which teaching artists can positively impact complex social issues. By demonstrating the power of a dedicated subgroup of teaching artists to raise awareness, educate others, and ultimately change minds and behaviour in relation to climate change, ITAC lays the groundwork for future collaborations between the arts and other sectors to create social change.
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