Art, education and territory


Seminar and discussion forum on artistic practices, educational programmes and social space.

There are certain practices which bring together art, education and activism in social space. Such practices have been incorporated within institutional spaces, both artistic and educational. Relationships between the two (institutional spaces) may be based upon a space of negotiation, responding to the need to expand their boundaries, and to the will to connect with the social context . If the aim is to introduce new dynamics, the relationship between art institution and educational institution must be realised through the fields of research, production and debate, and not only through the exhibition. When promoting projects connecting art and education, the objectives of each of these spheres, and of the commons, must also be considered. Different rhythms, different processes, different results may, at a certain point, synthesize, conceptualize and formalize experiences associated with both. Ways of doing which multiply through inter-relation.

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This edition of QUAM12 will promote analysis and debate using projects within the fields of contemporary artistic and educational practices as a starting point. These practices bear directly upon to the citizenship through public space or social work applied to specific contexts and temporary situations. QUAM12 will be a place to meet and discuss proposals seeking cross-disciplinary creativity among the social, educational and artistic (cultural) areas.

Focus of interests
- Projects arising from both educational and artistic sectors, looking for joint commitments and situated in spaces of shared permeability.
- Works which combine artistic and educational elements affecting public space, mediated by relational aspects established among individuals, groups or communities (sociability) and elements of a place (symbolic, historical or thematic).
- Projects based upon processes, with the objective of establishing medium- to long-term relationships within their context of activity; projects producing symbolic value, intersecting directly with other activities carried out in the locality.
- Practices which attempt to socialise, i.e., open projects which may be re-appropriated, reproduced and reformulated.
- Case studies of innovative teaching methodologies.
- Interesting perspectives on] in opening channels between artistic institutions, educational institutions and the citizenship, to promote creative interactions.

Aimed at
Artists, curators, educators, teachers, social scientists, managers or developers interested in the relationship between cultural , educational and social policies. Also directed to all students of education, pedagogy, communication, art, architecture, design, sociology, or other disciplines with a common interest in this intersection.

Ways to participate
- By registering to attend QUAM12 scheduled for the days 5 and 6 October 2012.
- By presenting a project or communication within the OPEN CALL to participate in the FORUM to be held jointly with the guest speakers.

QUAM 2012 features a guests panel  who will respond with papers and projects to the premises proposed for this edition.


ACVIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, opens a call for projects within the programme to be presented at the forum which will take place on the 5 th and the 6th October , 2012. DEADLINE 16.09.2012
This call applies to projects  in-progress or completed which, starting from artistic , educational or social work practices, centres upon the two areas of interest proposed for QUAM 2012. Projects selected through this call will participate in the Forum together with the guests.

- ACVic will provide accommodation and expenses for the days 5 and 6 October to the 6 projects participating in the Forum.
UVic Universitat de Vic, will issue a certificate of participation as a speaker at the Forum.

- Participants with projects selected will be part of the digital publication to be held on issues and projects proposed in the QUAM 2011.
ACVIC may use all project  images for specific communication and publications arising from all projects.

Conditions of participation
Complete and submit the form (access the registration form) with the following material on a single PDF document before September 16th, 2012.

- Brief CV (maximum of 2 pages)
- Detailed description of the project and graphic documentation, if required (maximum of 6 pages).

Selection of proposals

The committee will select 6 proposals to participate in the Forum. The committee is composed of:

M. Carme Bernal, Professor of the Teaching of Literature at Universitat de Vic.
Maite Palomo, Coordinator at ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies.
Ramon Parramon, Director of ACVic Centre d'Arts Contemporànies and IDENSITAT.
Octavi Rofes, anthropologist and professor of Art, Design and Society at EINA, affiliated with Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.
Laia Solé, visual artist and professor at Universitat de Vic. Combines teaching with research and creative projects which explore the dynamics

ACVic Direction: Ramon Parramon | Coordination: Maite Palomo

QUAM 2012
is a programme by ACVic Centre for Contemporary Arts in cooperaton with UVic Universitat de Vic and Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de Vic, VIT Vic Integració Tecnològica and  the collaboration of Aula al Pati, project by Lo Pati. Centre d'Art Terres de l'Ebre.

QUAM is an initiative which from the start has been attentive to the needs generated by contemporary art throughout the years. From its beginning, and through different approaches, the workshops and lectures of the QUAM have been oriented towards the complete training of new creators and critics.
Initiated in 1988, QUAM is one of the longest-running arts meetings in Spain, consisting of a summer university of the visual arts based upon open meetings with prestigious artists and cultural professionals, upon whose participation we can rely, as we have relied in past years.
Since H.Associació per les Arts Contemporànies assumed the organization and management of QUAM in 1992 , has always attempted to answer the needs of the moment. This justifies the changes of orientation and format in different stages, which foremost have tried to delineate possible futures.  
Currently QUAM will be part of the Centre d'Arts ACVic. ACVic defines itself as a centre focusing on the relationship among educational actions, territory issues and social interaction. Artistic practice is understood as a practice that affects, interacts with and transforms social space. Art combined with education can generate production spaces, open to experimentation.