Now in its fifth year, Syllabus provides a learning programme for artists over a ten-month period and is supported using public funding from Arts Council England.
Syllabus is developed collaboratively with the participating artists, the partner institutions and the artistic advisors.
Beginning at Wysing in September, Syllabus artists will come together to share their work and co-produce the year’s syllabus alongside the partners and artistic advisors. Meeting throughout the year, the cohort will invite guest artists, curators, writers and other practitioners to deliver intensive sessions hosted by each of the partners.
Previous contributors have included Barby Asante, Ruth Beale, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Céline Condorelli, Nav Haq, Anthea Hamilton, Andy Holden, Evan Ifekoya, Mark Leckey, Trevor Mathison, Katrina Palmer, Imran Perretta, Richard Wentworth and Rehana Zaman.
The full list of alumni and sessions from previous years of The Syllabus are available at http://www.wysingartscentre.org/archive/retreats
Resulting collaborations and opportunities have included #WePortal a live-stream event at the V&A; a week-long residency and group exhibition The Opposite of Now and Syllabus Mix a performance and screening evening, both held at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects space in London; contributions to more of an avalanche, a group exhibition at Wysing Arts Centre; and solo exhibitions at Grand Union and Eastside Projects in Birmingham.