An interesting article in ARTINFO the other day interviewed Jane Rapley (CSM), Paul Thompson (RCA) and Richard Noble (Goldsmiths) to get their views on how art schools can survive in such difficult times.

An interesting article in ARTINFO the other day interviewed Jane Rapley (CSM), Paul Thompson (RCA) and Richard Noble (Goldsmiths) to get their views on how art schools can survive in such difficult times. Check it out here. What do you make of their discussions around the funding crisis?

Check it out here. What do you make of their discussions around the funding crisis?

Comments

Peter C

I have completed a Fine Art BA at a provincial art college, as a mature student. Student experience and perceived value are important here. My experience is that they are not high now and are deteriorating. The question is not 'how will we save art schools' but more 'how can we offer better art education'. Art schools will die if they do not address the latter. The danger is that the school staff will be so busy fire fighting the present cuts that they fail to address the important basics. And students rightly will not pay for something that is not being delivered.

Beth Williamson

Hi Peter, Thanks for posting and offering a personal insight into this difficult topic. Your question 'How can we offer a better art education?' is a very good one and a very difficult one. What would a 'better' art education look like do you think?

alan schechner

Beth
Can you post a link to the original article in ARTINFO. I couldn't find it when I looked.

Thanks
Alan

alan schechner

Don't worry - I've just found it

Alan