Cubitt Education works with artists, participants and partners to develop projects which take place in schools, care settings, youth hubs and other community organisations in Islington. We seek to build long-term relationships which are premised on shared interests and collective learning.

Our artist-led programmes include Saturday Socials, which works with older people on a long-term basis, and the Institute of Anything for people aged 13-19. We manage a portfolio of 10 artist studios in three social settings: St Luke’s Community Centre, The Mildmays Extra Care housing, and Arts and Media School Islington.

Through our Artist Social Club, we invite artists who are interested in socially-engaged practice to come together to exchange knowledge and network. To join our list of freelance artists, where we’ll update you with events and opportunities, please complete this form. We also support teaching and other staff within our partner organisations to develop skills and practice and through collaboration with artists.

For further information about the Education Programme, you can contact Lydia Ashman, Schools & Young People Programme at or Esther Collins, Adults & Community Programme at

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Community Studios
Cubitt Education manages 10 artist studios in three social settings in Islington. The resident artists receive a subsidised licence fee in return for donating a set amount of hours of their time a month to creative interventions shaped with and for the studio settings. The artists are recruited by open call and all share an investment in socially-engaged practice.

St Luke’s Community Centre
John Close
Angela Conway
Julie Rafalski
Julia Hayes
Paul Crook

The Mildmays Extra Care housing
Joshua Sofaer
Sadie Edginton

Arts and Media School Islington
Betsy Dadd & Lydia CS (Kaleidoworks)
Jasmin Bhanji
Maya Fineburg, Isabella Furness, Zoe Horne (Central St Martin students as part of their Diploma in Professional Studies)
Levi Naidu Mitchell

Islington Teachers CPD Programme: 11 by 11 Culture Bank
As part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, Cubitt have been commissioned by Islington Cultural Enrichment & School Improvement teams to develop a cultural CPD network and programme 12 teachers’ creative CPD sessions and a symposium over the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Find out more here.

Institute of Anything
The Institute of Anything is our free programme where people aged 13 – 19 work alongside contemporary artists in a fun, collaborative and experimental environment.

Saturday Socials
Saturday Socials is a programme of monthly Saturday sessions at Cubitt and outreach workshops in sheltered accommodation settings for older Islington residents. Working with Ania Bas and Lucy Steals, Cubitt provides social activities throughout the week as part of a partnership project with All Change and North London Cares and funded by Islington Giving. The programme also includes large scale public celebration events and seasonal projects with two partner care settings in Islington.

Going Places
Going Places is a 3-year project which runs in parallel to Saturday Socials. The programme includes creative sessions in sheltered accommodation and care settings, a series of three public art commissions (Elsa James and Lucy Steggals, Ania Bas), as well as a festival and publication, launched in October 2019. Going Places is a partnership project with All Change, and funded through the Arts Council’s Celebrating Age fund.

Peel Art Group
Hayley Harrison has been working with members at the Peel Centre for over six years introducing new materials and techniques through weekly workshops. With a close interest in our relationship to, and affect on the natural environment Hayley has developed work using recycled or found materials to create paintings, sculpture and performance works, supporting group members to develop their own approach and practice.

Education News

  • Premiere of ‘Love in Social Practice’ a Cubitt commission by Elsa James

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    Join us for the launch of a new film by Elsa James commissioned as part of Cubitt’s 3-year Going Places programme. Saturday 7th December, 2-5pm  All Change 27 Dingley Pl, London EC1V 8BR Still from Love in Social Practice , Elsa James 2019 In 2018, through No Shortlists a project devised by Joshua Sofaer, Cubitt commissioned Elsa […]

  • Institute of Anything Summer School 2019

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    During August 2019, young people from across Islington took part in Creative Tracks, a 12-day Institute of Anything Summer School, hosted by Central St Martin’s Archway. They produced GIFs, short films, zines, photography portraits, carnival masks and poetry. They also visited the ‘Get Up Stand Up Now’ exhibition at Somerset House and shared their skills with […]

  • Teachers CPD Programme: 11 by 11 Culture Bank

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    As part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, Cubitt have been commissioned by Islington Cultural Enrichment & School Improvement teams to develop and programme 12 creative CPD sessions for educators in Islington over the 2019 – 2020 academic year. The programme will culminate in a symposium in June 2020. “Fun, concise and well presented, with fresh and […]

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