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CAMP Coronavirus Response
In light of the global coronavirus pandemic, we've had to make some changes to our 2020 program. As an international organisation, we feel a strong responsibility to take action to make sure that our project does not contribute to the spread of the virus, and to keep our artistic community safe and well. Although we can't know for sure whether the virus will still be a problem as this year develops, we've collated predictive data from as many sources as possible, and the chances of us being able to carry out the workshops this year are just too small.
We have considered several different possible scenarios, aiming to come up with a constructive, positive response
to the situation, and have decided on the following action.
First, we've postponed all of our 2020 workshops until 2021. Rescheduled dates have been booked in with our course leaders, and the individual course pages now reflect the new date of the workshop. Bookings are open on all our workshops, and we look forward to seeing you next year.
Second, we've organised distance learning courses
with all of our course leaders, in place of their workshops this year
. These are not video tutorials - they are live, interactive courses
with teacher contact time, assignments and tailored resources. Each online course will involve:
- Videochat lectures, presentations and discussions
- Assignments set to be carried out at your location in between online sessions
- Sharing of assignment results with the course leader for feedback
- One-to-one tuition via Skype
- Access to a library of digital resources specifically designed by the course leader for this online session
- Email contact with the course leader throughout the course
- Post-course opportunities including broadcasting on our radio station, releasing on CAMP Editions and performing/exhibiting at Fuse Art Space and our network of partner organisations.
These online workshops are available to anyone to book, as a standalone activity. However, if you book a place on our 2021 onsite workshop program, you get the online workshop this year for free.
We wanted to find a way to act responsibly in the face of this global health crisis, replace this year's workshop with a meaningful learning experience, reschedule our workshops to reliable dates next year, and keep the CAMP project and its tutors out of financial trouble. We hope that this plan achieves those goals.
The coronavirus is damaging the arts and cultural industries - musicians are dealing with loss of their entire year's activity, visual artists have exhibitions and talks cancelled. By taking the action above, we hope to support the swift recovery of the small part of the arts industry within our influence. CAMP will continue beyond the crisis, with your support, and we believe that we can all benefit from this reactive and flexible response.
If you have any questions about our revised schedule, the online courses or any other aspect of CAMP, don't hesitate to drop us a line at [email protected]
Stay well, and hopefully see you soon.
James & Sarah @ CAMP
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