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After School – Collective Strategies

Overview        Talks        Workshops        Open Call        Group Exhibition

Open Call

The workshops as part of After School – Collective Strategies are designed for early stage practitioners to get together under a supportive network and explore collective ways of working. The three workshops are led by and for a wide range of practitioners, from photographers, artists who work in between photography and other media, to curators, researchers and writers who are interested in photography and its expanded forms.

18 selected participants will work with the same group of peers and the workshop leader over three sessions between May and June, reconvene in September for a curating session, and have a public group presentation together in September/October in London.


We accept applications from individuals – undergraduate students in their final year, postgraduate students, and those who have graduated. Ideally your practice should be relevant to photography, moving image or other forms of image making, and you are able to commit to participating in the full programme. We welcome applications from any educational background and discipline.


There is a submission fee of £8 for the open call to cover running costs. All talks and workshops are free for the selected participants. The programme will also cover the organisational cost of the public group presentation. The participants are responsible for the cost associated with the production the work.

There are a number of free places available for people who might be unable to pay the submission fee. Please contact hello@piclondon.org for more details.

How to Apply

We are asking applicants to present up to two projects (completed or work in progress). The projects can be carried out in a variety of forms, e.g. photographic work, community projects, collective experiment, writing pieces, curating, broadcasting, and so on, as long as they demonstrate your interests and capabilities in your practice. 

Please describe your projects on the application form and send the completed form with up to 10 supporting images to hello@piclondon.org via WeTransfer. The total size of the images files should be no more than 10MB. For further application guidelines see the application form.

Please note applications that are not written or sent as requested will not be considered.

Application deadline is April 23rd. Selected applicants will be notified by email by April 30th.

Please contact hello@piclondon.org if you have any questions regarding the programme and the open call. 

Workshops Synopses
Submission fee payment link
Application form download