Wednesday November 14, 2018
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m fest schools workshop programme


funded opportunity for london primary schools


Eastside has teamed up with Aziz Foundation to offer up London primary schools the chance to take part in funded cultural learning workshops across various disciplines that take Muslim art, artists and cultures as their starting point. These are tied into the inaugural M Fest celebration of Muslim cultures and ideas that will take place at the British Library learning centre in late April 2018.


Delivered by Eastside's team of cultural educators who are all working artists in their disciplines, these workshops will offer students the opportunity to learn new skills whilst exploring the history, themes and techniques of Muslim art and reflect on contemportary Muslim culture and communities.  They will take place between late January and late March 2018.


The participating students will then be invited to the opening day of M Fest to present their work to the foundation, visiting VIPs, artists and the general public and also to see the work of the other schools and students.  The work will remain on display all weekend.


There will be up to ten class group places available  - please see the side bar for more information and how to apply.

how to apply

To express an interest please email our Schools Programme Manager Matilda on and she will then send you out the full application form once applications open.


There will be up to 10 class group places available, and schools can apply for more than one class group, or potentially request that we work with a whole year group on a larger scale workshop.


There will be a small contribution due per class group that will be detailed on the application form, but the project is otherwise fully funded, with up to 3 hours of contact time with the artists.


Applications are open to all state funded schools, though we particularly welcome applications from schools with a diverse student body, especially those who currently have less timetabled cultural learning provision or extra curricular arts activities.