How to make your own art school, Alternative Art School Weekender, Ugly Duck 2019. Photo Darshana Vora.

Festival of Alternative Art Education

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 12-7pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
This event includes the exhibition The Secret is Out:

FREE ENTRY

Festival of Alternative Art Education

Come along and help us turn Conway Hall into an art school!

Fuelled by economic crisis, austerity and the liberalisation of higher education, the landscape of alternative art education features a multitude of diverse organisations that offer free or affordable art education, cooperating to develop peer-led curricula and experiment with models of self-organisation, addressing the unique needs and learning styles of individual learners, flexible, responsive and unfettered by rigid ties to funding, policy and industry.

The Festival of Alternative Art Education will bring together alternative art schools, peer-support groups and collectives in a range of events, performances, discussions, installations, stalls and workshops on education, pedagogy, peer-support, co-operation, self-organisation, labour and precarity. Come along to participate, learn, play and meet representatives from the schools to find out what they do, how to get involved or how to start your own art school.

NO FORMAL REQUIREMENTS OR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

FULL DETAILS and PROGRAMME coming soon

The Festival of Alternative Art Education 2020 is organised with generous support from Conway Hall and Artquest.

Conway Hall is owned and operated by Conway Hall Ethical Society, a membership organisation and educational charity with a history that dates back to the 18th century when it was founded by a group of religious dissidents. The Institute of the Ethical Society has hosted weekly lectures and concerts and other cultural events since the mid-19th century.

Artquest is an artist-run programme that uses research about visual artists’ working conditions to provide support for professional artists.