A Forum on the Crisis in Australian Craft Education
Monday 30 November 5pm (AEDT)
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpdOyuqj0uHdeQzaSzbQIA3i8KmVIi2uQF
This meeting has been organised in response to recent proposals to cut tertiary craft courses at Griffith University and the Australian National University.
The goal is to develop a collective plan to support craft education in the face of this challenge.
This is a public meeting. A wide range of perspectives is encouraged.
Welcome and acknowledgements.
- Review map of Australian craft education, including distribution of craft specialisations across the country (see list here, if a school is missing, add it here)
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
- South Australia
- Griffith University proposal to cut Jewellery and Small Objects
- Australian National University proposal to cut Furniture, Jewellery and amalgamate Ceramics and Glass
- The position of craft courses in other Australian universities
- Why are craft courses being targetted for cuts?
- What arguments can be developed to counter these reasons?
- How can those arguments be mobilised to put pressure on decision-makers?
Questions for future discussion
- What is the unique value of tertiary craft education?
- What alternatives are there to universities for delivering this education?
This meeting is organised by the board of the World Crafts Council - Australia. For inquiries, email email@example.com