The School Of Art & BLM

Black Lives Matter: The State of Inequalities at Our School: Student Only

Tonight @ 7pm

This evening, join students and graduates discuss the inequalities our school transmits in its teachings, environment and structure. This is not a unique symptom of our school, these are inequalities at your workplace, in your community and at your front door, but, we do not have to allow them here, at Birmingham School of Art. 

Tonight we discuss:

Class & Accessibility: Where is the support for those that cannot afford equipment, international trips and travel?

The Black Experience: Why has the school never employed a Black art tutor? This is critical to shaping an inclusive curriculum and reflecting our student demographic. What happens when tutors aren’t equipped to support cultural themes of work?

International Care: An honest reflection of the care of our international students, left too often to be ostracised in class and group projects

Mental Health Support: Parkside is not our campus. Accessing quick and reactive support inside the school is needed full-time

The Queer Experience: Is this successfully integrated within our school curriculum and how are these students supported

Religion and culture: Currently, anything other than Christianity is an after-thought, how do they support and ‘celebrate’ students during non-Christian holidays?

Join the Meeting Here:

Meeting ID: 796 1661 0954

Password: 6ByWxA

News from Margaret Street

A place to share our practice, research, resources and opportunities – making a virtual space to engage with art even during a time of physical separation.



Opportunities for Artists:

1. The Sunny Art Prize, 2020

“Every year, we shortlist 30 artists, among whom we select three winners. All the shortlisted artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Sunny Art Centre, London, a prestigious art institution with an extraordinary collection of old masters and artworks by leading contemporary artists. The winners, alongside seven other artists chosen from the shortlist, have the chance to exhibit their work with our partnering galleries in China. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across China, such as Beijing and Shanghai. They are amongst the leading art institutions in the Asian art market.”

Submission Deadline: 30  June  2020



2. Art Rabbit, Artist Opportunities 2020

“A selection of international open calls and opportunities for contemporary art related competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, and grants for artists, writers and curators.”

Deadlines Vary Per Opportunity.



Quarantine Help:

1. Art In Lockdown

“An online art fair, ASMR videos, streaming symphonies, and other resources for you to enjoy from the comfort of your living room.”



Tips and Advice:

1. The Art Students League.

A list of helpful articles giving tips and advice, including things like ‘Why You Should Exhibit Your Art- Even If You’re Not Ready Yet’ by Christopher Gallego.