KELDER invited AltMFA for a winter residency where the participants had full use of the space for their independent research practices. As a group AltMFA continued to explore the themes of wildness / peripheries, having initiated their project during an Artlicks event they felt there was a lot more room for enquiry, and that the emerging currents worked well with their underlying interest in alternative education / societal models. These subjects represented a starting point and the work develop organically.
AltMFA made the most of KELDER as a space that enable alternative education by:
holding regular crits. Time and logistical constraints have made this difficult for the group in the past
having members lead discussions on subjects of their interest.
replicating their Art Licks reading corner, to facilitate discussions/share knowledge.
giving members the opportunity to use the space for individual or joint exploration / experimentation.
inviting guests to talk to the group on topics of interest.
- using the space for small experimental workshops.
Founded in 2010, AltMFA is the peer-led alternative MFA (Master of Fine Art) by artists for artists. It is self-organised and free, and run by its members for its members. It has no fixed premises and takes place in a range of private and public venues. Meetings are every Monday night between 6.30pm and 9.00pm