Art/ Work Association (A/WA) is an association of artists and creative workers and a self-generated programme of talks, screenings, seminars, reading groups, workshops and critical feedback sessions, conceived as a forum for peer exchange. A/WA offers a support network for associates and enables self-organised learning, professional development and critical dialogue. Events are free to attend and places are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.
The active participation of associates is essential to the useful function of A/WA as a peer network and self-generated programme. The committee invite ideas and feedback and all associates are able to attend committee meetings.
A/WA is currently run by a steering committee of associates: Marleen Boschen, Elinor Cantrill, Olivier Castel, Kate Cooper, Marianne Forrest, Cassandre Greenberg, Katie Guggenheim, Goncalo Lamas and Dan Ward. Previous steering committee members included Tim Ivison and Julia Tcharfas. The programme developed from conversations begun in 2011 by Kate Cooper, Richard John Jones, Katie Guggenheim and Timothy Ivison. A/WA is run with the support of Auto Italia South East.
A pilot ‘Associates’ programme ran from 2012-13 and the group received funding from Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts for a first year of programming beginning as A/WA in 2014.
Contributors to the programme so far have included Angus Cameron, Mark Fisher, Dan Fox, Melissa Gronlund, Helen Hester, Antony Hudek, Mark Leckey, Living in the Future, Anna Minton, MOMUS, Clunie Reid, Temporary Services, Nina Power, Amanda Dennis, Hannah Morrisson, Nils Norman, SALT, Erica Scourti, Ben Vickers, Catherine Wood and Lauren Wright.
If you would like to become an A/WA group member, find out more about our programme or get involved with organising sessions, please get in touch!
Contact marleen (at) autoitaliasoutheast.org