Open call


east bris­tol con­tem­po­rary are pleased to announce a brand new and unique alter­na­tive arts edu­ca­tion strand for Bristol.

building on the success of ebc’s Night School (hosted by Arnolfini), Day School offers artists a shared studio space alongside monthly education days with guest artists, support and advice for work and careers, and other professional development opportunities, community projects and social occasions.

invited guest artists are drawn from ebc’s diverse network, and reflect the many different artistic practices represented in the UK. Day School is an inclusive and welcoming environment, and the artists we work with are selected with these values in mind.

the school is both committed to the idea of alternative education as a meaningful response to the current climate of UK arts provision and educational institutions, and the opportunity to see the arts encouraged and thriving in the amazing city of Bristol.

what will participants have access to?

-24/7 access to a shared studio space and desk space (or equivalent), space to be designed collaboratively by participants themselves (whole studio space c.39m squared)

-monthly education days with invited guest artist/educator (including talks, workshops, crits, 121s, discussions and other group projects). previous Night School invited artists have included emii alrai, karanjit panesar, chris alton, olivia sterling, jaf yusuf and many more.

-ebc organised additional workshops and projects

-opportunity to contribute peer led workshops/talks/content and to work collaboratively

-much of the school will be peer led so there is a real opportunity for all voices to be heard and to help shape the content of our sessions/ideas for invited guests

-once yearly group project or exhibition opportunity

-access to ebc network and professional development opportunities

-121s with ebc Day School coordinator jack lewdjaw

-monthly social occasions

-in-kind access to a ceramics studio in southmead, Bristol

-shared kitchen facilities


more info and how to get involved