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Assessments

What assessors will be looking for in the different levels

 

BRONZE

  • Satisfactory concept/artist statement
  • Process of development
  • Willingness to accept feedback and act on that feedback or justify why you want to do it your way.
  • Images that reflect the concept
  • Recognized effort in achieving outcome
  • Concept and Artist Statements should be no more than a half page each.
  • There is no restriction on the number of images, depending on your presentation, but it is suggested that there be a minimum of 12 images.
  • For AVs at all levels, the number of images required will be decided in consultation with the mentor. The time should be 2-3., minutes for the Bronze level.
  • Copyright acknowledgement (if relevant). Please note that all music used in a presentation must be royalty free or the Applicant has obtained the written right to use that music. This is so that the presentation can be shown on the APS web site and at any public gathering.

SILVER

  • Good concept that has evidence of research/investigation, some justification of outcome (half a page).
  • Willingness to accept feedback and make changes during progress or justify why they want to do it their way
  • A strong unified body of work that addresses the concept
  • Ability to make decisions over final outcome/presentation
  • Recognized effort in achieving outcome
  • Artist statement which addresses the work in a professional way, including references to other artists who influenced ideas (half a page).
  • There is no restriction on the number of images, depending on your presentation, but it is suggested that there be a minimum of 14 images.
  • For AVs at all levels, the number of images required will be decided in consultation with the mentor. The time should be at least 3 minutes for this level. (no more).
  • Copyright acknowledgement. Please note that all music used in a presentation must be royalty free or the Applicant has obtained the written right to use that music. This is so that the presentation can be shown on the APS web site and at any public gathering.

GOLD

  • The idea or concept behind the work has to be strong and meaningful for the creator and well developed in a unnique and creatively personalised manner. It should also show evidence of research and the outcome justified (150 - 500 words)
  • Strong unified body of work that goes beyond literal
  • Ability to create work with a viewer in mind
  • Work that invokes emotion, memory, questions or challenges for the viewer
  • Evidence of a relationship between each image within a solid body of work
  • Strong artist statement that describes the work within a maximum of 150 - 500 words
  • Ability to rationalise images according to outcome to achieve a very strong presentation
  • There is no restriction on the number of images, depending on your presentation, but it is suggested that there be a minimum of 15 images.
  • For AV's the time should be 3 - 4 minutes for this level (no more)
  • Copyright acknowledgement. Please note that all music used in a presentation must be royalty free or the Applicant has obtained the written right to use that music. This is so that the presentation can be shown on the APS web site and at any public gathering.
  • The Mentor will place all documentation in the Dropbox provided by the committee for the Assessors to access. Alternatively, the files may be sent straight to the Assessor via “We Transfer”
  • For applicants presenting a print or 3D portfolio, if there are Assessors living in yout vacinity, you may be required to either transport your work to the Assessor, or arrange for the Assessor to come view them in your home. If there are no Assessors living near you, it is acceptible for you to upload your presentation as a booklet or pdf, then arrange with the allotted Assessor to do a piece by piece FaceTime or Skype examination of your portfolio. The Assessor will ask you to move in closer, to compare your hand or body to the work to gauge the size of the work and so on

PLATINUM

  • The idea or concept behind the work has to be strong and meaningful for the creator and well developed in a unnique and creatively personalised manner. It should also show evidence of research and the outcome justified
  • The Portfolio is ready as for a solo Exhibition in a gallery with 12 - 15 major works that relate to each other as prints (2D or 3D) or a visual projection or sound projection or combinations of images & sound, or sculptures with some kind of projection.  
  • The Portfolio of 12 – 15 NEW images can include works previously presented for other CAPA levels (but they do not count as the 12-15 works required for Platinum level).
  • For AV's the time should be 3 - 5 minutes for this level (no more)
  • A Concept Statement of approximately 150 - 500 words
  • An Artist Statement of approximately 150 - 500 words
  • An Artist Biography of approximately 150 words
  • At least 5 references to other works/artists that have influenced or inspired you with the preparation of this present portfolio.
  • All works must be prepared as though for sale:
  • The Applicant has devised an advertisement for the imagined or real exhibition.
  • The Applicant has devised a catalogue showing the works and (a) the artist statements for each item if they are separate OR (b) one Artist Statement if the work is an installation.
  • Has the applicant also considered cards, placemats, mini prints calendars etc?
  • Copyright acknowledgement. Please note that all music used in a presentation must be royalty free or the Applicant has obtained the written right to use that music. This is so that the presentation can be shown on the APS web site and at any public gathering.
  • The Mentor will place all documentation in the Dropbox provided by the committee for the Assessors to access. Alternatively, the files may be sent straight to the Assessor via “We Transfer”
  • For applicants presenting a print or 3D portfolio, if there are Assessors living in yout vacinity, you may be required to either transport your work to the Assessor, or arrange for the Assessor to come view them in your home. If there are no Assessors living near you, it is acceptible for you to upload your presentation as a booklet or pdf, then arrange with the allotted Assessor to do a piece by piece FaceTime or Skype examination of your portfolio. The Assessor will ask you to move in closer, to compare your hand or body to the work to gauge the size of the work and so on