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TOMA Open Day at the Old Waterworks

The Other MA (TOMA) : OPEN DAY FOR ARTISTS INTERESTED IN OPEN CALL 2019/2020
November 2019 to November 2020
Web: www.toma-art.com
Instagram: @theotherma

The Other MA (TOMA) is a 12-month artist-run education model based in Southend-on-Sea. TOMA is currently the only postgraduate level art programme in Essex after all others were stopped by their host Universities. It was set up in 2016 to offer responsive, affordable, accessible art education to artists.

Designed to fit the everyday lives of 21st century artists TOMA was created in response to the hierarchies surrounding accessing higher education. Obstacles which uphold these hierarchies include a lack of mental + physical space to self-invest due to other life commitments, which is often required when taking on further education. Hidden hierarchies such as not having the art specific language needed to access the contemporary art world or a certain art school training which can make a traditional MA feel inaccessible. Other obstacles can take the form of time, cost, age, geography, disability, gender + ethnicity as well as needing to care for family or work commitments.

***TOMA is open to all and welcomes everyone. They want their programme and the dialogues within it to represent the diverse world we live in***They are not interested in your CV, just the work you make and how you want to interact in the world***

TOMA is looking for 12 artists to join the programme for 2019/2020. TOMA artists are makers + doers; active learners who want to be part of a community of artists working together. TOMA wants to eradicate the pupil teacher hierarchy, choosing instead to put emphasis on learning together, failing together + succeeding as a group. Artists on the programme choose the route of what they learn + who delivers it. Here, they are both teacher and student.

~ ~ COME & CHAT 2 TOMA ARTISTS @ TOMA’s OPEN DAY ~ ~
There will be tea, coffee, cake, a little later perhaps some beer and RISO printing