Q. Who is process.arts for?
Everyone http://process.arts.ac.uk/ was developed with the aim of creating a new user driven online studio community and collaborative resource that explores process in arts practice by showing the day-to-day studio/professional practice of staff and students of the six colleges of the University of the Arts London (UAL) whilst also sharing, informing and engaging with the wider community. Prior to its launch example video tutorial content was uploaded to YouTube to gauge its audience: sand casting tutorials attracted 60,000 hits, one video alone being watched 18,000 times, with comments and interaction. Students: it is common practice for students, teachers and artists to document their practice through exploring and questioning the process, for example in sketchbooks or through samples and experimentation.
Process.arts aims to capture and encourage student centred learning through cross-college collaboration by capturing these interactions on process.arts. Technical, academic and support staff at university of the arts London, its hoped a wide cross-section of staff will upload related academic and technical information to support their teaching practice, as well as viewing and commenting on the posts of others. Its also hoped staff will share information about their own arts practice showing images, video or audio documentation of their studio practice. Following its initial pilot phase the resource would expand to include sub-sites contributions e.g. process.arts/alumni, process.arts/archives, process.arts/artists-studios, process.arts/galleries-museums, process.arts/industry and other institutions.
3. What do you need to consider if you were to submit content to process.arts ? Does the material belong to you? Do you own the copyright to the material? If not what are the conditions of the copyright or creative commons licence Do you understand the licence and the terms and conditions you are releasing your content under? Does the content feature the work of colleagues or others who would need to give consent before release? Is the content likely to be liable or cause offence? Relevance to practice of staff and students at UAL Is the information clear/user-friendly? Is it accessible e.g. include text captions, large print, clear sound Quality issues Are UAL health and safety issues are followed e.g. not wearing flip-flops whilst creating a bronze casting video tutorial. File sizes and formats
4. What are the benefits of submission to process.arts? Build up professional profile and reputation within a specific field Reduced workload with managed accessible learning material Access to a huge resource Avoid replication of materials Improve quality of teaching Encourage experimentation Encourage collaborations Be part of a new larger community and something new Build new connections, collaborations and contacts Better learning experience for students Possible Drawbacks: Creating and uploading content can be too time consuming Accessibility issues Technophobes nightmare Extra work to create resources Possible copyright/litigation problems.