Participation

Introduction
Auto Italia’s artist-led education programmes create a range of opportunities for young people to engage with artists at the forefront of new artistic discourse and practice. These projects connect young people to the heart our artistic programme, transforming access to artists and creative projects into a curriculum of learning opportunities. Through using the organisation’s artistic resources as tools, we aim to create meaningful, inclusive and engaging creative learning experiences.

Young Artists Programme
Auto Italia connects young people aged 14-18 living in Tower Hamlets to our artistic programme though skills training and mentoring projects focusing on new media arts and technology. Young Artists Programme aims to broaden young people’s conceptions of what an art practice can be – looking outside of traditional media – thinking how new technologies can open up entirely new routes for their own personal progression.

Participants of Young Artists Programme meet regularly with associated programme artists, and take part in events aimsing to developing skills applicable across a wide range of industries and further education subjects in art and design, web development, game design, filmmaking and website development.

Further information, including details on how to enrol pupils on the programme or arrange a school visit please email info@autoitaliasoutheast.org.

Volunteer Forum
Auto Italia has been built on a foundation of grassroots organising and self-organisation. Our work has been made possible by and has produced through huge contributions from artists and community members, contributing time and support to realise our creative programmes.

Learning from this rich history, Volunteer Forum creates work-based training opportunities for young people interested in working in the arts. Participants receive mentoring from artistic staff, artists and technical teams and are encouraged to discuss and analyse a wide range of contemporary art within the programme and relate this to their own interests and practice through activities including working with exhibition technicians, meeting artists and supporting them to install artworks, and taking part in public events.

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to join the forum please email info@autoitaliasoutheast.org.

Widening Participation Internship
Auto Italia is committed to contributing to the long-term inclusivity of the visual arts. To support this the organisation offers one recent graduate on a 6-month internship each year paid at London Living Wage per year working in partnership with Artquest, at University of the Arts London. Candidates are the first in their family to have attended University and are involved in both creative and organisational activity at Auto Italia.

To learn more about Widening Participation internships, please visit www.artquest.org.

Young Producers Network
Young Producers Network is a community for young creatives outside of higher education that aims to dismantle barriers to development and access that young artists face in relation to funding, institutional support and production expertise.

The programme addresses the lack of opportunities for young artists in London to find networks of support, access to critical discussions, and spaces to further their practice through a number of developmental resources and training including:
– technical training in new digital technologies
– free studio and rehearsal space
– artistic mentoring and critical feedback sessions
– advocacy and networking opportunities through introductions to artists and organisations within Auto Italia’s peer network
– advice on grant applications
– support scaling up projects to large-scale productions/exhibitions

To learn more about Young Producers Network please email info@autoitaliasoutheast.org. Unfortunately unsolicited proposals for projects related to this programme are not accepted.

Art/Work Association (A/WA)
Auto Italia continues to support and host A/WA, an association of 250 artists and creative workers and an ongoing series of talks, screenings, seminars, reading groups, workshops and critical feedback sessions, conceived as a forum for peer exchange. A/WA offers a support network for associates and enables self-organised learning, professional development and critical dialogue.

Upcoming sessions organised as part of A/WA’s programme are announced at www.artworkassociation.org