Rachel Dobbs: artist & educator

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ACE Cheatsheet 1 Year On

Reflections on a DIY approach to addressing the access needs of neurodiverse artists In August 2016, I published a simple “ACE cheatsheet” that I had developed to help make sense of the Arts Council England’s Grants For The Arts application… Continue Reading →

Enrol Yourself, Learning Marathons & Self-Directed Learning

Zahra Davidson (co-founder of Enrol Yourself) joins Rachel Dobbs (artist & educator) in conversation around learning marathons & self-directed learning

Useful Resources: Understanding Copyright

I’m often invited to speak on topics to do with IP, copyright and appropriation in relation to creative projects, making artworks and DIY arts activity. Here’s a collection of useful resources (available online) that I’ve been recommending that people read, watch… Continue Reading →

Building more empowered local communities through local global online learning

Read my recent provocation on Open Education and how digital platforms can enable improved community learning and development for Digital Plymouth Conference 2016. It’s sparked lots of conversation since the event!!

ACE G4A application CHEATSHEET – Arts Council England Grants for the Arts

Here are 2 useful documents that could revolutionise writing your ACE Grants for the Arts applications!!! A handy ‘overview’ document (for brainstorming / planning / tracking progress) and a set of the current questions, colour coded to use with the overview to write your drafts on… You can thank me later!

Zombie Apocalypse Planning: Preparedness, dry runs and speculative survival strategies that allow us to discuss the unthinkable

ESSAY:

Here’s an academic paper I wrote and presented at Plymouth University’s Zombies – Walking, Eating and Performance Symposium in 2013… It’s an oldie but a goodie!

Embedded in the zombie genre and mythos is the immanent threat of apocalypse – the complete and final destruction of the world as we know it via an uncontainable, untamable and ever-growing army of the undead.

Bruce Asbestos: Tiny Canvas Friday

INTERVIEW:

Talking with Bruce Asbestos about his recent Tiny Canvas Friday project on Facebook and the notion of entrepreneurship as a creative practice, social media as ‘form’, inhabiting online spaces, A/B testing and soliciting interaction from potential audiences in social spaces.

Long Conversations

As part of LOW PROFILE’s Picture In The Paper project, Hannah Jones & I started a series of co-authored conversations focused around engagement and participation, that discuss details of participatory arts projects by those who make work in this area.

I have borrowed this format for a series of interviews with artists whose practice I’m interested in, as a way to capture thinking about ephemeral moments in practice for further research.

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