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PARTGO - Digital and Critical Views on Public Art Pedagogy

PARTGO - Digital and Critical Views on Public Art Pedagogy

PARTGO project aims at increasing knowledge and skills of public art and developing new study modules and integrating public art into the curricula of the participating art colleges. Funding for the project comes from Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in 2019-2022. 

The PARTGO partners are higher education institutions in the fields of art and media from Ireland (NCAD), Hungary, (MOME) and Estonia (EKA). National College of Art and Design in Dublin is a long-term partner for Arts Academy, especially in the photography and community art projects. MOME in Budapest, Hungary brings its traditions in media and video art to the project. EKA in Tallinn, Estonia is a familiar partner from many previous projects as well as from the KUNO network of Nordic art colleges. 

The main objective of PARTGO project is collaborative development of public art pedagogy. The partnership aims at enhancing students’ skills in creating sustainable and insightful public artworks and abilities to participate in public art competitions. Public art gives many artists work and earning opportunities. 

The participating students and teachers work in international teams to learn new methods and approaches on public art. During the project the partners plan and execute a background study about public art, implement pilot study modules and make artworks in various sites, learn new techniques and ways of collaboration with the public. 

The artworks, either permanent or temporary, will be the very concrete results of the project. Transnational collaboration enriches the co-operation on local sites within the pilot course modules.
PARTGO works in close collaboration with KampusART, which is a significantly large scale public art programme of the new TUAS campus building in Kupittaa, Turku. KampusART chooces and produces art purchases to the new campus and develops the public art education with PARTGO project team. PARTGO will create ideas for new artworks for KampusART and collaborate in event productions. 

The PARTGO learning environments implement the idea of ”extended academy” which means that they spread outside the art colleges to the real-life collaborations and public engagement. The participating students will gain experiences of different international cases and clients during the project. 

Understanding the process of making art in public space is the key element of public art pedagogy. Working in public requires special skills like project management, budget planning and understanding architechture and use of different spaces. Good skills in co-operation, teamwork and communication also support suceess in public art processes.