A new peer network programme providing alternative learning for artists over a one-year period has announced its first raft of successful applicants.

Starting in June, the Syllabus will see those selected come together every two months for a range of intensive seminars at each of the partner venues.

These include: Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; New Contemporaries, National; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Spike Island, Bristol; and Studio Voltaire, London.

The selected artists reflect a range of practices. They are: Simon Bayliss (painting), Noel Clueit (sculpture, installation and curatorial practice), Susie Green (cross-disciplinary), Rory Pilgrim, Mathew Parkin (installation and video), Jessica Sarah Rinland (film and installation), Tom Salt (sculpture and drawing), Lucy Steggals (film), Tom Varley (film and video) and Rafal Zajko (sculpture, painting and performance).

They are based across the UK, including London, Cornwall, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and rural Surrey.

Lucy Steggals, selected artist, said: “I am looking forward to having the space to play, to re-frame and re-think my practice. For me, The Syllabus is a unique opportunity to be part of a network of peers and to engage in critical discourse to approach new ways of thinking.”

Ruth Claxton of Eastside Projects added: “We know that conventional education is no longer an option for many people so we’re looking forward, not just to this year, but to the next two, as we learn alongside The Syllabus participants and develop a programme that will produce a new model for artists support.”

Full details on the Syllabus programme can be found here


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