east bristol contemporary are pleased to announce the establishment of the EBC Day School. a brand new and unique alternative arts education strand for Bristol.
building on the success of ebc’s Night School (hosted by Arnolfini), Day School offers artists a shared studio space alongside monthly education days with guest artists, support and advice for work and careers, and other professional development opportunities, community projects and social occasions.
invited guest artists are drawn from ebc’s diverse network, and reflect the many different artistic practices represented in the UK. Day School is an inclusive and welcoming environment, and the artists we work with are selected with these values in mind.
the school is both committed to the idea of alternative education as a meaningful response to the current climate of UK arts provision and educational institutions, and the opportunity to see the arts encouraged and thriving in the amazing city of Bristol.
what will participants have access to?
-24/7 access to a shared studio space and desk space (or equivalent), space to be designed collaboratively by participants themselves (whole studio space c.39m squared)
-monthly education days with invited guest artist/educator (including talks, workshops, crits, 121s, discussions and other group projects). previous Night School invited artists have included emii alrai, karanjit panesar, chris alton, olivia sterling, jaf yusuf and many more.
-ebc organised additional workshops and projects
-opportunity to contribute peer led workshops/talks/content and to work collaboratively
-much of the school will be peer led so there is a real opportunity for all voices to be heard and to help shape the content of our sessions/ideas for invited guests
-once yearly group project or exhibition opportunity
-access to ebc network and professional development opportunities
-121s with ebc Day School coordinator jack lewdjaw
-monthly social occasions
-in-kind access to a ceramics studio in southmead, Bristol
-shared kitchen facilities
who is day school for?
we are looking for an initial cohort of 12 participants to take part in a year long programme.
the Day School might have particular relevance for the following:
-artists/makers/designers/architects/musicians/creatives and those engaged in a broad spectrum of arts practice
-those who have been practicing for some time and are looking for fresh ideas or opportunities for community/collaboration
-those new to the south west/Bristol and looking to meet other artists and work within a close knit peer network
-those looking to move to Bristol and get connected into the city as a practitioner
-those who have been excluded from mainstream or postgraduate education because of rising costs or accessibility issues
-those recently graduated and looking to continue with a lighter touch education programme
when is it?
Day School will launch in mid July 2021
where is it?
the EBC Day School is situated within the St Anne’s House creative community hub organised by bricks in St Anne’s Bristol and close to Bristol Temple Meads train station (making day school accessible to the wider south west area). the Day School studio will sit amongst many other artist studios, social enterprises, and community organisations. participants will be able to share in the wider life of the building and bricks programming.
The Day School studio within St Anne’s House is accessible via ramps external to the building, and an internal lift. there are also accessible toilets on the ground floor of the building