Artists in Creative Education Birmingham/Pakistan

CCE led an international artist exchange project with cultural partners Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and Vasl in Karachi. The exchange was supported by the British Council who provided advice and guidance in relation to the selection of schools, and also provided a strong platform to promote the exchange.

In May 2013 the Pakistani artists flew to the UK to meet their Birmingham-based counterparts and to participate in an intensive induction and training week at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, led and facilitated by Di Fisher-Naylor and Greg Klerkx from CCE’s associates, Nimble Fish. The artists also visited and worked in schools in the Birmingham area working alongside their exchange artists.

In September 2013 the English artists travelled to Karachi to participate in the second part of the exchange programme, carrying out extensive project work in schools in both countries.

Paul Collard, CCE’s Chief Executive and Di Fisher-Naylor, Director of Programme Development, both travelled to Karachi to visit participating schools and to see the project work in action.  The visit confirmed that CCE’s pedagogical approaches were quickly understood and welcomed by teaching staff and there appeared to be no significant ‘translation’ issues in adapting creative approaches to teaching and learning into a very different cultural context.

AiCE Birmingham Pakistan

AiCE Birmingam/Pakistan project work in schools