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Read more: OSE Public Programme 2024

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OSE Public Programme 2024

Book tickets for this years Associate-led Public Programme in partnership with Turner Contemporary

  • Associates’ Projects
Read more: Associate Exhibition 2024

Associate Exhibition 2024

We are very excited to announce this years Guest Curator and share dates for the Associate Exhibition 2024 with you!

  • Exhibition
  • Publication launch
  • Workshops
Read more: Lacuna – A Learning Network

Lacuna – A Learning Network

A Learning Network for Educators, Practitioners, Artists and Teachers

  • Talks
  • Workshops
Read more: It’s My Life, Don’t You Forget

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It’s My Life, Don’t You Forget

Find out more about the Associates Programme Lead Artist Project 2023-24 – led by the vacuum cleaner

  • Associates’ Projects
Read more: Circulating Energies

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Circulating Energies

A cross-border educational initiative that brings together students from École Supérieure d’Art, Dunkirk and Open School East’s Associate cohort 23-24.

  • Associates’ Projects
Read more: Associate Exhibition 2023: We Danced Until There Was Nothing Left

Associate Exhibition 2023: We Danced Until There Was Nothing Left

Join us for the OSE Associate Exhibition 22-23! Over a long weekend in June we invite you to see the show & participate in a wider programme of events.

  • Exhibition
  • Performance
  • Public event
  • Screenings
  • Workshops
Read more: ACME x OSE Fellowship

ACME x OSE Fellowship

We are delighted to be partnering with ACME to launch the ACME x OSE Fellowship

  • Exhibition
  • Fellowship
  • Residencies
Read more: Mosaic Rooms x OSE: In Response

Mosaic Rooms x OSE: In Response

We’re excited to announce our new partnership, running throughout 2023, with Mosaic Rooms.

  • Partnership workshops
  • Performance
Read more: Counter Editions x OSE x Anthea Hamilton – 10 year anniversary fundraiser edition!

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Counter Editions x OSE x Anthea Hamilton – 10 year anniversary fundraiser edition!

As part of our 10 year anniversary we have launched a new print edition with Anthea Hamilton & Counter Editions!

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About

Established in 2013 and located in Margate, Open School East is a free, independent art school and community space that focuses on collective learning through the arts. We support artists at an early stage of their career to develop and sustain their practice, and enable young people and adults alike to learn new and transferable skills, develop their confidence and shape their creative voice by becoming active learners and co-producers of OSE’s programmes.


Past events

Read more: Ultra DIY Open-Wave Receiver with Shortwave Collective

, 2–5:30pm

Ultra DIY Open-Wave Receiver with Shortwave Collective

Join OSE Associate Nikki Sheth and members of Shortwave Collective to learn about and build a simple homemade radio receiver, an ‘Open Wave-Receiver’.

  • Public event
  • Workshops
Read more: Prosecco Wisdom

Prosecco Wisdom

Join OSE Alumnus Lizzy Deacon and collaborator Ika Schwander for a new exhibition at 243LUZ, Margate.

  • Alumni Programme
  • Exhibition
Read more: The Night Alphabet: An evening of live readings with poet Joelle Taylor

, 5:30–8pm

The Night Alphabet: An evening of live readings with poet Joelle Taylor

Join T. S. Eliot & Polari Prize award-winning poet Joelle Taylor for an evening of live readings from her debut novel ‘The Night Alphabet’ and an in-conversation with OSE Associate Alex Vellis.

  • Live Reading
  • Public event
Read more: Screaming at the Sea: Queer Voice Workshop

, 1–4pm

Screaming at the Sea: Queer Voice Workshop

Join OSE Alum Greta Sharp and singer and choir leader Naomi Hammerton for a sound and voice workshop at Westbrook Promenade.

  • Workshops