Joanna Offer is an artist who lectures on the MA Inclusive Arts Practice researching collaborative and inclusive practices in art and design.
She has exhibited collaborative works in London, Cork and Amsterdam, has delivered design solutions in commercial, community and UK local government sectors.
Offer's art practice includes illustration, graphic design and visual communication and she has over 20 years experience working in arts facilitation and education as a designer, including her own creative agency. Her current collaborative practice includes working with learning-disabled Rocket Artists group member Kelvin Burke and her research explores co-research and co-design. She also delivers the Introduction to Inclusive Arts Practice module for undergraduate art students.Most recently Offer has been engaged by the Arts Council funded Side by Side project to collaborate with Kelvin Burke to deliver illustrations and design solutions for the book Inclusive Arts Practice and Research: A Critical manifesto, written by Alice Fox and Hannah Macpherson, published May 2015 by Routledge. This role, and her role as Rocket Artists’ co-ordinator for the associated Side by Side exhibition and symposium at the Southbank Centre, London, involved liaising with over 60 contributing international arts organisations and their artists.
She was commissioned by Brighton and Hove County Council to facilitate a group of learning disabled, adult, service-users and their managers, to explore co-design to develop a logo and promotional material for their day service, ‘Day Options’. She has also worked with Starburst Arts, Pallant House and West Sussex County Council to explore how marginalized artists can engage with digital arts and social media through professional development workshops where she developed innovative reflective evaluation techniques with project participants.
She has exhibited collaborative works in London, Cork and Amsterdam, has delivered design solutions in commercial, community and UK local government sectors and holds and MA in Inclusive Arts Practice.