TOMA open call for artist-run contemporary education programme, TOMA


The Other MA (TOMA) : OPEN CALL 2019/2020

Programme runs November 2019 to November 2020


Instagram: @theotherma

Open call deadline: midnight 30.09.19

The Other MA (TOMA) is a 12-month artist-run education model based in Southend-on-Sea. TOMA is currently the only postgraduate level art programme in Essex after all others were stopped by their host Universities. It was set up in 2016 to offer responsive, affordable, accessible art education to artists.

*Designed to fit the everyday lives of 21st century artists TOMA was created in response to the hierarchies surrounding accessing higher education.

*TOMA is open to all + welcomes everyone. We want our programme + the dialogues within it to represent the diverse world we live in.

*TOMA wants to eradicate the pupil teacher hierarchy, choosing instead to put emphasis on learning together, failing together + succeeding as a group.

*We are not interested in your CV, just the work you make + how you want to interact in the world.

*Fluid + open in its evolution, TOMA creates an independent space where there is freedom to choose, learn + grow alongside a community of peer-artists.

Drop in days for interested artists…

12-8pm, Wednesday 28 August @ The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7AB

12-8pm, Saturday 14 September @ Metal, Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8NB **join us for an open crit from 12-3pm**

Application…form available online

Application deadline… Midnight Monday 30 September

Interview dates… Friday 11 October, Saturday 12 October

Course cost… Per year £900 / per month £75 can work out a payment plan to suit individuals

Supported spaces… There are 2 supported FREE spaces available this year for artists who could otherwise not access the programme. 

Programme starts…Saturday 30 November 

* TOMA was set up in partnership with Metal in Southend-on-Sea in 2016, working with them for an incubation period before becoming an independent not for profit.