Category Archives: RESEARCH

Self-organisation for a co-operative art school – Antiuniversity Now! 2020

A workshop on self-organisation and collectivity for a cooperative art school.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020, 6-9pm
Online via Jitsi Meet
All welcome, please book your place
This event is part of Antinuniversity Now! Festival 2020, 6-13 June
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Research Residency at Conway Hall Library

As higher education gears up for two more weeks of strikes about pensions, casualisation, workload and pay levels, and independent unions continue their campaigns on wages, outsourcing and zero hours contracts, the extent of the reforms that the 2010 student protests and occupations were fighting becomes all too clear. Continue reading Research Residency at Conway Hall Library

Feral Art School: an interview with Jayne Jones and Jackie Goodman

Feral Art School – A new Art School for Hull - www.feralartschool.org

Feral Art School: an interview with Jayne Jones and Jackie Goodman

Feral Art School is a Hull-based cooperative founded in 2018. The school offers courses in drawing, painting, printmaking and textiles, as well as day schools in fashion and documentary photography.  They have a textiles studio and darkroom for Feral members to use as studio and teaching spaces on a cooperative and collective basis. They’ve organised exhibitions in pop up spaces and last summer they hosted the event What Artists Want: What Artists Need, to explore the future of art education, with contributors from organisations and alternative art schools from across the UK. 

Jayne Jones is a painter and Jackie Goodman is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer. They are founding members and project managers of Feral Art School. I caught up with them to find out how they set up the co-operative and hear more about the programme, their working methods and expectations for the future.  They shared fascinating insights about coops and the ambiguities of their structure, membership and constitution, and the challenges and debates around funding and accreditation.

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URgh!#1: alternative art education

URgh!#1: alternative art education

The first issue of URgh! on alternative art education includes critical essays, guides, documentation, interviews, fiction, poetry and visual art on the histories and documents of alternative art education, peer-support and study groups, self-organisation, collectivity and collaboration, co-operative art education, alternative economies and mutual aid, self-education, the educational turn, creative labour and the critique of neoliberal reforms in higher education. Continue reading URgh!#1: alternative art education

OPEN CALL: URgh! zine #1 on Alternative Art Education

OPEN CALL: URgh! zine #1 on Alternative Art Education

DEADLINE Friday, 21 Feb 2020

Submissions are open for the first issue of URgh! We welcome contributions that explore and document alternative art education and self-organised, DIY, peer-led art schools and collectives, to extend the existing research and amplify the movement. Continue reading OPEN CALL: URgh! zine #1 on Alternative Art Education

Conway Hall Residency 2019: Interview 1

Listen to the first interview with Nick Kaplony from Artquest on the Conway Hall Research Residency. We explore the objectives of my research at Conway Hall, the idea of a cooperative art school and some of the key concerns in my practice, such as the legitimising role of the institution and the need for alternative models of art education. Continue reading Conway Hall Residency 2019: Interview 1

A co-operative art school? Workshops at Conway Hall

What would a co-operative art school look like? How would it work? Who is it for and what would the benefits be? Come along to a series of workshops at Conway Hall to discuss these questions and collectively explore potential models for a co-operative form of art education. Please click here for more information on the workshop series. To book please follow the links below. Continue reading A co-operative art school? Workshops at Conway Hall

A co-operative art school? Workshops

A co-operative art school? Workshops

This series of workshops will explore potential models for a co-operative form of art education. The workshops are participatory and experimental, progressing through stages and open to anyone who would like to contribute. You do not have to come to all workshops, but if you can that would enhance continuity between sessions. Continue reading A co-operative art school? Workshops

A co-operative art school? Survey

A co-operative art school? Survey

This questionnaire surveys the current level of interest in the creation of a co-operative art school, the potential values, formats and structures of the school, and the questions that we should be asking. All fields are optional, please fill in the survey with as much information as possible. Please refer to the FAQ for background information on each question. The survey data will be collected, collated and shared anonymously for the purposes of this survey only. Your personal data will not be shared. Continue reading A co-operative art school? Survey

Co-operative Art Education

A co-operative art school?

A co-operative art school? is a research project on co-operative education, alternative art education, radical pedagogy, self-organisation and other dimensions of a co-operative learning environment. The project is supported by an Artquest Research Residency at the Conway Hall Humanist Library.

What would a co-operative art school look like? Who is it for and what would the benefits be? How would it work? These are some of the questions that this research project will address. If you would like to contribute you can fill in the survey or scroll down for more ways of getting involved. Please check back soon, this page will be updated regularly with more information and resources. To receive updates please join the mailing list. Continue reading Co-operative Art Education

Radical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group (2019)

RPG_bannerRadical Pedagogy Research & Reading Group

The Radical Pedagogy Research Group is a public forum and research project on alternative art education, radical pedagogy and self-organisation, with the practical aim of developing a self-organised alternative studio programme. The reading group meets on the last Friday of every month, it is free and open to everyone who wants to join as long as they commit to the reading. We plan to organise additional workshops, screenings and other events that will emerge from our research. Please book your place and download the reading.

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ALTERNATIVE ART EDUCATION

ALTERNATIVE (ART) SCHOOLS & NETWORKS

Overview of alternative art schools, free schools, projects, support networks and vanguards of the alternative education movement. Originally compiled as part of a collaborative research project by ART&CRITIQUE, with contributions from Laura Hudson, Katie Tysoe and Johanna Kwiat. This is a ongoing research project and the page will be updated regularly. Please get in touch if you are associated with a school, project or network that is not on this list, or if you want to amend or expand the entry. Continue reading ALTERNATIVE ART EDUCATION

ALTERNATIVE (ART) EDUCATION & RADICAL PEDAGOGY Bibliography

ALTERNATIVE (ART) EDUCATION & RADICAL PEDAGOGY Bibliography

For more titles on alternative art education see School of the Damned‘s online Open Library, Antiuniversity Now‘s collaborative Antiuni Reader, a public reading list on radical education and anarchist pedagogy (where you can add your own suggestions), and Evening Class‘s categorised are.na resource sharing and bookmarking channel. Continue reading ALTERNATIVE (ART) EDUCATION & RADICAL PEDAGOGY Bibliography