I went from being an artist who makes things, to being an artist who makes things happen.
Artisteducator – one word, multiple identities, endless possibilities
An artisteducator aims to provoke action that will initiate change. By definition, an artisteducator works with others in collaboration with target groups, children, adults and communities. But an artisteducator is above all also an artist who sees their artistic work and education work as one and the same.
Artisteducators display both empathy and criticality, which is crucial for (self-)reflection and personal development. They are able to create the safe space in which a person dares to explore their own identities and in doing so invite interaction with the unknown. They use their imagination and artistic forms to build connections from their own urgencies and interests into the world. Artisteducators promote equality and mutual respect through democratic education and dialogue.
The roles of educator, artist and researcher are inextricably linked: they affirm and complement each other. The Master Education in Arts (Kunsteducatie) is a continuous balance between direct engagement and distance, between forward vision and past reflection, between wanting to grasp and understand – and consciously daring to go beyond what they already know.
Things have been set in motion by my actions. Not always in the making, but in thinking and reflecting on makership.
Stronger in your role as artisteducator
The ArtEZ master's degree Education in Arts (Kunsteducatie) offers students an inspiring place to grow, in an interdisciplinary supportive community of lecturers and guest lecturers, tutors and partners from the national and international field, who are in constant dialogue with one another.
You will conduct field research in an area of your own interests and choosing. Besides, you follow lectures and seminars focused on cultural studies, pedagogy, didactics and identity studies and of course contemporary art. Once graduated, you will have acquired skills, knowledge and attributes in arts-based research, academic writing, project development and realisation, educational theory and radical pedagogies. You will have produced your own unique artisteducator signature and tried, tested and proved your own research methods related to artistic practice. In short, you will be a highly trained professional in the field of arts-based research, equipped as a researcher. You will have the inspiration, the knowledge and the right tools to deepen your working practice and your professional position as an artisteducator.