Claire Rongying Duan
Published: 26 January 2018
I’m a postgraduate studying Arts Management, Policy and Practice in the University of Manchester, and am currently undertaking a work placement with Axisweb. My role is to assist Dr Rebecca Senior with the Models of Validation project and to produce online content for the Axisweb membership.
The topics covered in the Models of Validation project, such as socially engaged art and creating an online platform, were related to what I had done last semester, when I wrote essays on digital media and arts participation. I will also help Rebecca prepare for interviews with diverse stakeholders and compile a bibliography of journal articles, news articles, blog posts, online reports, book chapters and another relevant online content on socially engaged art to create a ‘Library’ of content for the project. I will also be involved with creating digital content for Axisweb, including selecting artists and artworks for playlists and selections to be shared on social media and with the network of 3000 members.
Outside of university I love oil painting, and my art paintings ‘Stories in art studios’ were exhibited in Liaoning art museum (Chinese museum) during 12-16 Dec.2016 and in Luxun art gallery (Chinese gallery) during 24-30 Sep.2017.