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Alternative art education: Turps Art School

Turps Art School was founded in 2012 as a medium-specific art school providing year-long studio and distance learning programmes for painters. Co-founder Marcus Harvey talks to Michaela Nettell about the ideas and values behind the school.

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Alternative art education: School of the Damned

School of the Damned is a free year-long alternative, and unaccredited, art school. Each year a new student group comes on board and collectively devises and develops their programme of learning. Laura Davidson finds out more from members of the founding cohort, Class of 2014, and the Class of 2018 graduating students.

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Alternative art education: Kirsty Ogg, New Contemporaries

In 2017, New Contemporaries, an annual exhibition of emerging artists from UK art schools, opened up its application to include artists from alternative learning programmes. Director Kirsty Ogg discusses this decision, the changing climate for emerging artists in the UK, and what artists really need to develop and challenge their practice. Interview by Michaela Nettell.

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Artists by and large

The continued squeeze on arts funding is throwing up some interesting solutions to supporting artists, whilst raising some serious debates about the future of the profession.

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Tate Occupation during the Turner Prize
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Alternative art schools

Artist Pippa Koszerek considers recent student protests within the context of alternative art school strategies.

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Alternative art schools: Edu-Factory Conference

Robyn Minogue reports from the ‘For a New Europe: University Struggles Against Austerity’ conference in Paris that looked to discuss and organise a common network based on European -wide issues including autonomous knowledge production, self-education and networking.

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Alternative art schools

A consideration of the background to alternative arts schools and their current relevance, citing historical ideology and using eight case studies.

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WARMTH
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Alternative art schools: Department 21

Department 21 is a school within a school where designers, artists and architects can meet, collaborate and share working space beyond the institutional boundaries of their own disciplines.

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Elements MA Bruce Aspestos
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Alternative art schools: Elements MA

Elements MA is an unfolding proposition for a educational pathway based around a titular masters course. Initially the MA will manifest itself through a series of events, exhibitions and activities from its base at Trade, Nottingham.

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