Call out to teachers and young people for an After School Creative Enquiry

“I enjoyed being given a space to express my creativity in different ways the most,” Institute of Anything participant

We are inviting teachers and young people from Islington secondary schools to host an eight-week Institute of Anything project next spring. This after school programme will be structured as an enquiry into how we can nurture creative autonomy in a local school through a student-led approach.

Details of the thinking behind the project and how you can express your interest in hosting the enquiry are below. You can also download a one-page document with more information – including timelines, what we’ll provide and what you’d need to provide – here.

Cubitt Institute of Anything Making Connections 2018 Low Res-17 copy

What? Cubitt Education’s Institute of Anything (IoA) brings together young people aged 13-19 and contemporary artists in a collaborative, experimental environment. This IoA eight-week after school project will be co-produced by students and entail:

-Initial consultation and promotion sessions, led by artist Chloe Cooper. This will help determine the theme, focus and artform for the project
-A five-week artist-led project, programmed on young people’s preferences and interests
-A creative evaluation session, led by Chloe

Why? Young people who come to the IoA very often tell us that the thing they enjoy the most is the creative freedom they experience and the skills they learn. We want to explore how contemporary art practices open up valuable space for learning, enquiring and expression, and how can we support school communities to try something new.

Who? A group of 8 – 15 young people from Year 9 upwards – ideally self-selecting

Where and when? 8 x 1.5 hour after school sessions at your school over Spring term. We could also incorporate a visit to Cubitt Gallery

Interested? Contact or on 020 7278 8226 by 30th November 2018. Please tell us why you are interested, what you hope to get out of working with us and whether you have any initial project ideas. We’re particularly interested to hear from young people as well as teachers.

Images: Rob Harris

November 2018


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.

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