Education Program co-ordinator David Dixon awards up to two Education Project Residencies a year to artists within one year of graduation. This program is funded by Winchester School of Art and the opportunity is open to graduates of Winchester School of Art only.
What is it
The Education Project Residency (EPR) runs for 6 months during which time the artist has full access to all Associate Artist member benefits and is partnered with a local school to develop and deliver an art project which all participants can learn from.
Each residency is unique, as it depends on the schools timetable and curriculum needs, as well as the artists availability and skill set. Approaches to the six-month project window could range from an artist working with pupils every day for the full duration, to planning a single spectacular one-day event.
EPR artists gain valuable work experience
The Educational Project Residency gives artists a chance to explore, experiment and develop experience in a more supported environment, while gaining new skills along the way. Artists can gain:
- Skills in proposal writing
- Improved communication
- Enhanced CV
- Project Management
- Collaborative understanding
- Work Experience
- Jobs in the creative sector
- Jobs in the education sector
- Evaluation experience
“The EPR was the best thing that happened to me after Uni. CAS feels like it will always be the people I can talk to, it’s a second home with regard to artwork. The Associates is a very unique thing that CAS have because I felt very much part of a family.” – Chloe Sutton-Stacey
How it works
The six-month residencies run consecutively, with CAS brokering the partnership. Through a co-creative process, starting with an initial proposal from the artist, we find out what everyone needs, then ensure they get it.
True to its roots, the residency is a no-fee residency in which schools and artists pool their skills, resources, and experience for mutual gain.
CAS recognises the individuality of each artist and gives them the space to pursue their own interests and research. By responding to the needs of each artist, we allow space for a greater diversity.
For more information please contact David Dixon