The training program « Artist operating in schools” (AIMS), implemented in 2010, links the five Parisian national schools of higher artistic education, members of Paris Sciences et Lettres university (PSL) : the Conservatoire national supérieur d’art dramatique (CNSAD), the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP), the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD), Beaux-Arts de Paris and the École nationale supérieure des métiers de l’image et du son (Fémis).
This program was created in partnership with the Éducation nationale and various cities within the Créteil and Versailles academies, where the artists’ residencies will take place in elementary and secondary schools.
The AIMS training applies to young artists who have recently graduated from one of these five higher education art schools. Is is designed to bring complementary skills necessary to educational artistic interventions and project management in schools, while enabling artists to develop their practice. It is based both on the experience of an artistic project carried out with a classroom, and on a research study resulting in a dissertation. The essay must analize the specificity of the role of the artist when educating and transmitting, relying on the experience lead throughout the year.
This program leads to the “Artist operating in schools” diploma (AIMS), a post-graduate level.