The Politics of Art & Social Change

Are you interested in collectively developing and facilitating a workshop for artists, educators and students to explore rights, representation and art education? 

We are inviting 3 students or alumni to collaborate on an APR workshop at the upcoming Rights in Focus Conference – a platform offering radical ways to think differently about art, rights, activism, social justice, care and community.

Building on APR’s work creating space for and collectively re-imagining art and education from an anti-racist and non-hierarchical perspective, we want to open up a conversation and creative space to consider: 

How are rights and representation reflected in our art schools currently?

What could more equitable and just futures for art and education look like?

What values and structures do we need to create a system where art education is possible for all, including those from marginalised and intersectional backgrounds?

We are offering a fee of £200 for each facilitator as well as a free ticket to the 2 day conference, in exchange for working together to develop and facilitate the workshop. You don’t need to have previous experience running workshops, just a connection to the themes we are working with. You will be working collectively with and supported by APR staff members during the process and it’s an opportunity to gain experience and platform your ideas alongside diverse voices from arts, politics, academia, policy, community and campaigning.

If you would like to take part in this opportunity please email with a few lines about your interest in collaboratively creating this workshop, and how it relates to your practice and interests. 

You do not need to have developed any ideas for the workshop at this stage. This opportunity is open to students and alumni from all APR partner universities (Goldsmiths, Kingston, Middlesex and Manchester Metropolitan).

The Rights in Focus conference takes place on 21st and 22nd April 2023 and is organised by Autograph, Camberwell School of Arts and South London Gallery.

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