Each year group is restricted to Ten to Twelve selected students, ensuring more tutor time and the space to develop and grow individually and as a group
Entrance is through a portfolio interview, which if required may take place online through Skype.
The course runs over a period of seven weekends with an approximate gap of eight weeks studio time between each weekend. The seventh weekend is dedicated to the logistics of a final year show.
The course takes place in two locations in the creative quarter of Norwich at St Marys Works and in the grounds of Mannington Hall in Ittringham
We work with a core of professional artists based in Norfolk, supported by a larger group of visiting national and international based artists and curators.
Visiting artists will provide individual mentoring and lead tutorials in small groups that relate to each artists body of works.
Peer participation in-group critiques are encouraged and will ultimately help to form a bond and supportive network amongst the year group
Whole group discussions will focus on art in a wider context and look at the current debates within contemporary art. This may take place in the school itself, during a studio visit or at a gallery
All participants will have the opportunity to take part in small group exhibitions in Norwich and be part of organising the final year show.
In addition to mentoring the course will covers aspects of professional practice, including the practicalities of exhibiting (presentation, marketing & curating), Public funding applications, Applying for residencies, Approaching commercial & public galleries, Setting up educational workshops, CRB checks, Artist contracts & insurance and competitions
Online ‘What’s app’/ Skype tutorials are available if you are unable to attend a session.
This course is not certified, however upon completion of the course, participants are invited to join the TAP ‘family’, contribute to its development and direction, take advantage of its opportunities whilst continuing to grow and develop as artists amongst a supportive network of other artists
An Accommodation list is available upon request
Course Dates 2019 – 20 (Sat –Sun)
27-28th April 2019
22-23rd June 2019
17-18th August 2019
12-13th October 2019
7 -8th December 2019
1-2nd February 2020
28- 29th March 2020
Course Costs – £2400
Payable in 3 instalments: £100 upon acceptance.
£700 as course starts
£800 end of 30th May 2019
£800 by 22nd June 2019