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YARD Arts School

“The responsibility of an artist representing an oppressed people is to make the revolution irresistible." - Toni Cade Bambara

“What I do commit to for this lifetime and as many as I get, is to learn with you always. To study the changes you bring to my body, my spirit, my mind. To be in school with you for the duration, in a curriculum called ‘how we endure.’” - Alexis Pauline Gumbs

YARD - Residency -

YARD Arts School runs multiple times throughout the year, and takes place over a two week period. During this, we invite artists to be in residence at YARD, so they can join guest speakers and our community to collectively respond to a shared provocation. It's a time where we test our theory of change: if we fully resource and meet the material needs of artists, and convene together to imagine worlds beyond our current paradigm, what might become possible?

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If you'd like to read more about our intentions behind the Arts School, click here.

The first YARD Arts School asks us to: Imagine a World Without Prisons...

Across a two week period (16th-20th and 23rd-28th May) we'll be joined by three incredible artists: André Anderson (Freedom and Balance), Chiizii and Screama. 

Imagine a World Without Prisons
Andre Anderson

The Art School runs between 10am-4pm. Check our socials to find out times for the final Saturday, which is a showcase day. YARD's doors are open throughout this period, so drop by for as much or little as you are able to.


Come meet some dope artists, make some art - whether you consider yourself an artist or not - and let’s imagine and design together new, liberated, irresistible worlds. 


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