Open School East

Open School East: 2022-23 call for Associate artists

Deadline for applications: Sunday 29 May 2022, 12pm GMT Open day: Tuesday 3 May 2022, 10-5pm book here Open day Zoom: Wednesday 4 May, 6-7pm book here We are seeking applications from emerging artists, makers,  producers, researchers…

Call for Artists

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

May 29, 2022

Location

United Kingdom

Artform

All Arts

Deadline for applications: Sunday 29 May 2022, 12pm GMT
Open day: Tuesday 3 May 2022, 10-5pm book here
Open day Zoom: Wednesday 4 May, 6-7pm book here

We are seeking applications from emerging artists, makers,  producers, researchers and writers of all generations to join the tenth year of Open School East’s independent, self-directed and outward-facing development programme.

As an organisation committed to anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ rights and neuro-inclusion, we particularly welcome applications from individuals who identify with this ethos.

About Open School East

Established in 2013 and located in the coastal town of Margate, Open School East is a free, independent art school that focuses on collective learning through the arts and community partnerships. We support cultural practitioners at an early stage of their career to develop and sustain their practice, and enable young people and adults alike to learn new and transferable skills, develop their confidence and shape their creative voice by becoming active learners and co-producers of OSE’s programmes.

Our learning and development programmes are:

  • The Associates Programme: a part-time, year-long development programme for emerging adult artists and cultural practitioners from diverse backgrounds;
  • The Young Associates Programme: a free, 10 month art and creative careers programme for young people aged 18-21 living in the Thanet area
  • The Despacito Art School: An arts programme for 5 to 12 year olds and their families from Cliftonville, Margate, working with invited artists to develop art projects and works together
  • The Public Programme: a multifaceted programme of events, activities and short courses run by Associates and invited practitioners, these are promoted publicly and open to everyone to sign up to and attend.

Open School East is committed to making the arts a more open sector and to enabling meaningful cultural and social exchanges between artists, local communities and the broader public. We do this by making our programmes entirely free of charge and opening them outwards, responding to our locality and embedding them in the places we live and work in through community and cultural partnerships, providing an informal and welcoming environment for the development and sharing of knowledge and skills across all communities and generations.

For more information, visit Open School East