The Alternative Art School Fair 2016 launches in Brooklyn at Pioneer Works this Fall/Winter.
It is a great opportunity to see as many Alternatives to Arts Education across the world with over 30 different sites represented. It is a privilege for the AAC to be alongside these sites and it really marks a contemporary issue that is still being addressed in terms of access, cost, accreditation, space, format and experience.
If you see the AAC at the fair do put forward suggestion for how we can work on developing different learning experiences anywhere and in any form, the school does not have a physical home, it is nomadic at takes a need or urgency for it to be reformed as a physical space.
Alternative Art School Fair can be found here: http://pioneerworks.org/alternative-art-school-fair/#schools
“The Alternative Art School Fair
November 19-20, 2016
The Alternative Art School Fair presents an introduction to alternative art schools from around the US and the world.
Art education is a reflection of social and cultural evolution; it engages with structures of meaning-making and considers different frameworks for experience. The impetus to create an alternative art school is rooted not only in a desire to create “better” art, but to create the conditions for greater freedom of expression. Often run as free, artist-run initiatives, the values and visions of alternative art schools vary widely in methodology, mission and governance. But even when they are relatively small in scale they provide vital models of cultural critique and experimentation.”