Dear Marie Kazalia,
We are organizing the first Alternative Art School Fair (AASF), from 17 to 19 of November at Pioneer Works in New York.
50 alternative art schools from all the world will be present at the fair.
The Alternative Art School Fair is open to people who run a school, program, or practice that engages arts pedagogy, or educational research and experimentation.
Participation is free for accepted proposals.
We would like to ask you if there is possible to distribute this information on your website.
Thank you very much for your attention and your time.
PS: You can find here the Call and in attachment the logo of AASF.
Alternative Art School Fair
November 17-19, 2016
Pioneer Works, New York
The Alternative Art School Fair presents an introduction to alternative art schools from around the world.
Art education is a reflection of social and cultural evolution; it engages with structures of meaning-making and considers different frameworks for experience. The impetus to create an alternative art school is rooted not only in a desire to create “better” art, but to create the conditions for greater freedom of expression. Often run as free, artist-run initiatives, the values and visions of alternative art schools vary widely in methodology, mission and governance. But even when they are relatively small in scale they provide vital models of cultural critique and experimentation.
The Alternative Art School Fair recognizes that the act of school building is an effort to create institutional structures that are more responsive to cultural evolution. With this in mind the Fair invites the public to engage with these schools at interactive booths alongside a weekend program of presentations and discussions that examine the role of such alternatives.
The reasons for this fair are several
– To provide better visibility for alternative schools and improve access to their programming.
– To create opportunities for schools to share experiences and resources for mutual enrichment.
– To generate awareness and discussion of their methods among a broader public.
– To reflect on the structure and purpose of traditional institutions.
– To demystify the process of creating a school.
– Calls itself a school.
– Engages arts or creative practice education within their programming.
– Proposes something unique in terms of methodology, organization, mission, curriculum, final output.
– If the school does not call itself an art school, it should propose something that can impact or transform arts education.
– Is a space that generates alternative systems and new cultural models.
Interested schools are invited to submit information through this form: click here
For general inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: Catherine Despont of Pioneer Works, Alexandre Gurita
Partners: Dylan Gauthier
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Find them on Facebook here