Introduction

Education at Chisenhale Gallery enables greater access to contemporary art by extending and developing new audiences. All projects position the gallery as a local resource where people are provided with opportunities to engage with contemporary art through the agency of artists. Built around individual projects is a network of community advocates and partnership organisations that support the local community in visiting the gallery.

The programme supports and sustains the development of artists’ practice by offering opportunities for a wide range of practitioners to devise projects that take both the exhibitions programme and their own practice as the starting point for participants’ engagement.

Programme strands include: Propeller, a forum for young people aged 15-20, artist-led workshops, family days, coffee mornings and teachers’ previews on site at the gallery.

A case study on A Sense of Place (2008-2011) a socially engaged exchange programme for secondary schools local to Chisenhale Gallery was published online in April 2013. Click here for more information and to download.

Chisenhale Gallery is registered as an Arts Award Supporter and offers a range of activities which can support Arts Award. These include visits to exhibitions, artist-led workshops, family days, targeted vocational events for young people and our youth forum, Propeller.