Surviving Art School – Collective Creativity


Hosted by London-based group Collective Creativity, who will offer critical reflections on the history and the contemporary circumstances under which students and other people of colour experience contemporary art school curriculum from the perspectives of QTIPOC (Queer, Trans* and Intersex People of Colour) creative practice. Collective Creativity produce spaces that are explicitly inclusive of, and created for and by, people of different sexualities and genders, and people of colour.

This workshop will creatively explore surviving and thriving in the art school as BAME/ artists of colour. Using the ‘Surviving the Art School’ Publication, produced by Collective Creativity with local art students and published by Nottingham Contemporary, as a starting point in order to gain insights into what this visually entails.
Collective Creativity are an artist group focused on Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour (QTIPoC), within creative practice. They have recently launched a zine titled Serving Art School. Open to the public and free to attend, this workshop will discuss many of the issues raised within the zine.

Surviving Art School is part of the Krísis exhibition and public programme curated by Something Human in partnership with Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Contemporary. For more information visit:
Exhibition dates: 28 October – 9 December 2016
Exhibition opening: 27 October 2016
Symposium: 28 October 2016
Workshop: 29 October 2016
Locations: Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Contemporary