The killing of George Floyd in June 2020, was a wake-up call, a reminder of the systemic racism which threads through society at every level. As a learned society ourselves, NSEAD has a duty to keep learning and to be part of real change. We are aware that we need to do more, to challenge racism and recognise what it looks like in art, craft, and design education.
Anti-Racist Art Education Action (ARAEA) Group was set up in July 2020 to ensure that NSEAD, our subject and all who engage in it, are actively anti-racist – the Group have contributed a combination of expertise and lived voice to create three Anti-Racist Art Education checklists to support members and partner organisations in the review their Curriculums, Publications and School Resources. The checklists aim to support art educators in becoming and being actively anti-racist.
Who are the Anti_Racist Art Education checklists for?
The checklists will be helpful for art educators across all phases, and for colleagues working in partner organisations and across the cultural sector.
The ARAE Publication & Resources Checklist is for art educators authoring online content, publishing articles or research.
The ARAE School Resources Checklist is for educators working in art, craft and design departments in schools or colleges.
The ARAE Curriculum Checklist is for art educators working in schools, colleges, universities and initial teacher education.
The ARAEA Group members are:
Jo Barber, Assistant Head Teacher, Aspire; Paul Brennan, Consultant, ARAEA working group; Tyler Denmead, Fellow and Director of Studies, Lecturer in Education, University of Cambridge; Emily Gopaul, Consultant, Primary specialist; Rebecca Goozee, Crafts Council; Dr Peter Gregory, Senior Lecturer in Education, CCCU; Michele Gregson, General Secretary, NSEAD; Trevor Horsewood, Engagement Officer, Association for Art History ; Sophie Leach, Deputy General Secretary, NSEAD, and ARAEA lead officer; Liz Macfarlane, NSEAD President and F&GP Equalities, Diversity and Belonging lead; Dianne Minnicucci, Art and Photography Teacher, Thomas Tallis; Clare Stanhope, Art Lead, Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, ARAEA working group; Lucy Williams, Art and D&T Lead, Invictus Academy, Croydon; Marlene Wylie, Creative Education Consultant and ARAEA working group advisor.