Open School East is a space for artistic learning that is experimental, versatile and highly collaborative. We run two mutually reinforcing strands:

  • A free year-long artist development programme – the Associates Programme;
  • A multifaceted programme of events, activities and training, free of charge and open to all.

Open School East works to develop the talent of artists at an early stage of their career and to equip them with the tools to become resourceful and self-sufficient. Central to Open School East’s approach is a commitment to foster cultural and social exchanges between artists and the broader public. We do this by opening our programmes outwards, responding to our locality and providing an informal environment for the sharing of knowledge and skills across all communities and generations.

Open School East was founded in 2013 in East London and relocated to Margate, Kent in 2017.

Download our 2013-142015 and 2016 booklets here.