The first session of our new Artist Educators After Hours programme began yesterday evening, inviting a select group of artist educators to be part of a support network and freelance creative community around the Cubitt Education Programme.
After introducing the background of Cubitt and sharing some facts and figures on Islington’s demographic we broke out into groups to share an object which represents an aspect of our practice with each other. This was a great opportunity to get an insight into each other’s work: from perfume in glass rings, to tin foil interactive workshops, colourful magnetic balls to share your mood, responding physically to each other’s bodies, sketchbooks and pencils and puppets made as a response to an exhibition alongside many others!
We then discussed what we wanted to get from the monthly sessions, as a peer-led network supported by Cubitt Education there were some fantastic suggestions for what the group could become, where the gaps in support around being a freelance artist are and what the shared challenges of being an artist educator are.
With 45 highly talented attendees from a wide range of backgrounds, we were delighted to facilitate such an enthused and imaginative group and are very excited to see where it might go…
Many thanks to you for organising this evening which was fun, informative and well attended. The group I was in had a very good mix of people and I enjoyed listening to their ideas as well as sharing my own with them. I look forward to hearing from you as the group progresses. AEAH attendee
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Cubitt is an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. Founded by a group of artists in 1991, Cubitt consists of a non-profit gallery, 32 artist studios and a locally-focused education programme. Find out more about Cubitt >
Cubitt Gallery is part of an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. We promote innovative curatorial practice with an 18-month Bursary, supporting curators at the beginning of their careers.
Cubitt Education is part of an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. We work locally with schools, community centres and groups providing a diverse range of artist-led activities.
Cubitt is an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. Founded in 1991, Cubitt now provides 32 artists’ studios with all artist members taking an active part in the running of the organisation.
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