Open evening for prospective 2020 Associates Programme applicants

18 Sep 2019

Regular opening hours

Wed, 18 Sep
18:00 – 19:30

Free admission

Open School East

England, United Kingdom


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  • Thanet Loop
  • Margate Train Station

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An open evening for prospective 2020 Associates Programme applicants to meet the OSE team and current Associates ahead of the application deadline.


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

At Open School East, we are committed to improving the diversity of our organisation as a whole and building inclusive cultures every day. Therefore we encourage and welcome applicants from all backgrounds, generations and sections of the community, both with and without formal training.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 1 October 2019, 12pm

The Associates Programme is a free development programme offering a critical, informal and non-competitive environment in which to develop your practice and expand your networks. The programme is run according to principles of collaboration, experimentation and openness, and welcomes those who engage with these notions in different ways.

The Associates Programme runs across eleven months – from February to December – and is principally self-directed, creating platforms to experiment and meet long-lasting collaborators and peers.

We provide the Associates with:

  • A shared workspace, accessible 24/7;
  • Weekly tuition and mentorship from internationally renowned practitioners, theorists and curators;
  • The tools and means to conceive and deliver a programme of public events, workshops and short courses around your practice and shared interests;
  • Opportunities to showcase work and carry out short residencies at local and national venues;
  • Critical, pastoral and practical support;
  • Seed-funding to develop, research or initiate a project.

The Associates come together two days a week (Mondays and Tuesdays) to receive tuition, meet their mentors, plan public activities and collaborate on projects. Tuition is delivered through a combination of workshops, seminars, group crits and excursions, many of which are open to the public.

While at OSE, the Associates share their practice via open events at different times throughout the year, and develop new work to be presented at a final group exhibition and events series.

Open School East is a multi-use space and resource and, as such, its common areas are utilised by a range of individuals and groups on different days of the week. Working, learning and sharing experiences and space with others is key to OSE’s ethos.

For more information and how to apply please see:  http://www.openschooleast.org/call-out-2020/


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