Call for Proposals to Participate in the Alternative Art School Fair in Nov

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Organizers contacted me asking if I would share this opportunity and Call for Proposals with you my readers–

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.

All Best,
Alexandre Gurita

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.

Criteria
– 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.

Open Call
Interested schools are invited to submit information through this form: click here

Contact
For general inquiries, please email info@alternativeartschoolfair.pw

Organizers: Catherine Despont of Pioneer Works, Alexandre Gurita
Partners: Dylan Gauthier

Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
NY 11231
New York
USA

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AA2A Project: Artists Apply For Free Access to Art Colleges

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The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering 90 placements, giving artists and designer makers the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realize a project using art college facilities e.g. workshops, IT facilities, lending library, & lecture programs.  AA2A schemes aim to benefit students and institutions through their interaction with practicing artists. To see current AA2A artists’ work go to http://aa2a.biz or read previous artists’ stories here.

FIND FULL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY HERE.

  • Access is free, for at least 100 hours, between Oct 2014 and April 2015
  • AA2A has a Hardship Fund, primarily for artists on benefits providing support of up to £200
  • Closing dates for applications vary but all are in September 2014
  • Artists on AA2A schemes run from 2012 to 2013 or before can now reapply
  • All applicants must have at least one year’s professional practice
  • This year M.A. students with at least one year’s experience as an artist, can apply in the same year they graduate
  • Applicants should be able to work with minimal technical support

Application packs are only available directly from the 21 colleges taking part–21 individual colleges and universities are listed on the AA2A website here (on the website scroll down to find the list)

AA2A particularly welcomes applications from applicants with disabilities, from culturally diverse backgrounds and non-graduates

Map and list of our 21 schemes with links to their application information: http://www.aa2a.org/colleges

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