AAH Initiatives Fund for Teaching, Learning and Widening Participation within Art History
This fund provides financial support for projects and events that promote, broaden and develop art history education. See below for more information or click on the links to download the Initiatives Fund Guidelines and Initatives Fund Application Form.
Next Initiatives Fund Deadline: 1st December 2013
Recently Funded Initiatives
The AAH have recently funded a number of small projects aimed at teaching and widening participation in our discipline. Our most recent awards are as follows:
- Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, Performing Art History: Online Video Collection
- University of St Andrews Art History Department, Stereoscope Magazine
- The Roche Court Educational Trust, Transport costs for seven students from identified deprived schools in Leeds to attend ARTiculation Conference at Clare College, Cambridge.
- Grove School, Market Drayton, Shropshire, An Absolute Beginner’s Introduction to Art History
Recent Recipient Reports
ARTiculation Prize 2011
"The AHH Initiative Fund helped six Yr 10 pupils from Leeds to attend the ARTicualtion Conference at Clare College, Cambridge in March this year. The event run by The Roche Court Educational Trust in partnership with The University of Cambridge is designed to encourage young people to engage with art and to articulate their responses. The ARTicualtion Finals held as part of this annual event marked the climax of two months of regional heats involving almost fifty different schools.
Sixth form students are invited to give a ten minute presentation on a work of art, applied art or architecture of their choice and are judged on their ability to give the audience a deeper insight and enthusiasm for the artwork in question. Heats were held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), Kettles yard (Cambridge), Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), Saatchi Gallery (London) New Art Centre, Roche Court (Wiltshire) and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, (Leeds). The winning speakers from each heat went on to give their talks at the final which was adjudicated by Sir Christopher Frayling.
This year for the first time a pilot scheme of introductory articulation workshops were introduced. Leeds Art Gallery hosted weekend sessions for pupils with no previous experience of public speaking or art critical studies. Alistair Wedderburn (16) from Benton Park School was subsequently chosen to give his talk on ‘The Raft of the Medusa’. All ARTicualtion events are free however without the AAH grant to help with travel costs Alistair and his fellow workshop pupils would have been unable to attend the day at Cambridge. Alistair was awarded a highly commended for his talk and wrote of ARTicualtion “It has allowed me to experience things I probably never would have done otherwise. I hope this new interest and appreciation of art something that will stay with me for years to come.”
For information on ARTicualtion 2012 please e-mail Lucy.firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to http://www.sculpture.uk.com/education/educational_events/
Information about the AAH Initiatives Fund
The AAH Initiatives Fund offers financial support up to £500 for AAH-related activities or research projects that promote and develop teaching, learning and widening participation in art history. The fund is available to both individual and institutional members seeking financial assistance with activities or events that contribute to or reflect AAH commitments in supporting teaching, learning and widening participation.
The AAH is a charitable organisation. It was established in 1974 to support and promote the study and development of art history. The AAH represents the interests of those involved in all aspects of the discipline within a professional and/or research capacity.
If you are seeking assistance for an activity or event related to teaching, learning or widening participation in art history, and would like to submit an AAH Initiatives Fund proposal, please download the forms at the top of this page.