Education at Chisenhale Gallery enables greater access to contemporary art by 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. A network of community advocates and partnership organisations are built around individual projects. The Education programme focuses on three core strands – Talks and Events, Young People and Schools – offering multiple platforms for engagement.

A series of talks and events runs concurrent to the Exhibitions programme and includes lectures, screenings and workshops, which expand on ideas within artists’ work. Our young people’s programme, Stop Play Record, is a three-year initiative (2015-18) for young people interested in experimental film. For more information, including talks and workshops programmed in association with Stop Play Record, please click here.

Chisenhale Gallery continues to be an essential resource for the local formal education sector. Chisenhale Gallery Presents are presentations at local secondary schools on the gallery’s activities, delivered in collaboration with Chisenhale artists. Through these focused events we maintain links to our local partner secondary schools developed through A Sense of Place (2008-2011), a socially engaged artist-led programme for secondary schools local to Chisenhale Gallery. A case study on A Sense of Place was published in April 2013 and is available to download here.

In June 2014, Chisenhale Gallery commissioned independent researcher Dr. Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt to undertake an in-depth mapping of associate artist programmes, residencies and alternative models for artists’ professional development in the UK. The resulting report titled Mapping Artists' Professional Development Programmes in the UK: Knowledge and Skills is available to read online here, or to order a print-on-demand publication please click here. A panel discussion to launch the report took place in March 2015. Click here to listen to a recording of the discussion.

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, and vocational events as part of Stop Play Record, our programme for young people. For more information please contact