Community development and outreach has been integral to our successful programs for 10 years. The programs listed below, in brief, usually overlap and weave through each other, enabling us to do more with less. Impact and diversity is important.
CAS:AIR is a repeating annual programme of artist residencies, focused on involving local people in inspiring and challenging creative projects. Each year an Andover Town Resident Artist will be commissioned to respond to the place, people and heritage of Andover, in a way that gives our communities an outlet for creative expression. CAS:AIR 1.0 ‘There’s a Bigger Picture Out There’ commenced in September 2019 and was followed by CAS:AIR ‘Themes of Life’.
CAS:Net Programme: Our network programme consists of public events supporting artists at any stage of their careers to develop skills and opportunities and build links with local communities and organisations. We prioritise CPD (continuing professional development), information sharing, and peer-to-peer learning. We are increasing the amount of Open Calls, Residencies and Project opportunities we include in our network program every year.
Associate Program: We partner with a collective of Associate Artists who are independent but committed to learning, growing, and developing together as leading CAS artists. We are an artist-led organisation after all and we wouldn’t want to do it without them! For the Associates Programme, the CAS Management Team plan activities that are responsive to the group’s evolving needs. Follow #CASarthour on Twitter.
Using creative dissent as a working methodology, the Dissent programme explores art’s unique capacity to challenge, question and offer alternative ways of seeing. Underpinning the programme is the CAS Art-Research Group, and Chapter 1. Dissent, an organisational art-research project into archiving and collecting as an evolving dialogue with fellow artists and our audiences.
CAS provides arts leadership and works toward the goal of enabling more children to experience the arts. Our Creative Education Programme is delivered through Artists Residencies, workshops, public art projects and our Art Bus, all of which can bring Arts Award courses and workshops to your organisation or community.
Artist-led Education Project for Schools | Education Project Residency for WSA Graduates