Art School Plus connects early-career artists with organisations, businesses, and public realm projects.

Art School Plus is both an alternative artist training programme and an innovator of unique projects. We are the bridge between artists and opportunities which exist outside of a gallery setting, supporting both organisations and artists in making projects a reality.

We are motivated in this work because we want to champion the role of the artist within a wider social context, as well as support a true diversity of voices and perspectives in this space.

“Art School Plus are doing two crucial jobs. The first is to allow people to realise that making art to live with is more important than making art to be sold, the second is evolving the support that will help that art be made.”
Antony Gormley
Sir Antony Gormley


We can help assist and support ambitions and work.

We train you and
your people
We offer an in-house training programme outlining best practices for public art development, working with artists and community engagement. Art School Plus can also adjust this to your specific needs and may be able to offer a community discount.
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Our specialist team can help
Organisations can enlist Art School Plus to provide support for their commissions through project management or consultancy services. Notable clients include Camden Council.
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We find brilliant artists for you
Art School Plus partners with organisations to collaboratively develop and realise commissions. Examples of collaborations include the Imperial War Museum’s Brickworks Commission and Creative Cardiff’s city centre commission.
We train artists to work on your specific commissions
We develop tailored training programmes focused on specific topics, ideas, or locations. Art School Plus is currently working with Hackney Council on training centred around artists working in public libraries.


The deadline to submit applications is 12/03/2024

Art School Plus is a place for artists to learn, develop, and thrive with ongoing support
and guidance from Art School Plus and alumni community.

Commissioning opportunities
Work with dynamic organisations and businesses on public realm and alternative projects.
Free, bespoke training
We offer bespoke training from world-leading public realm professionals.
Peer network
With an extensive network of peers and professionals we collaborate with the right people to see you succeed.
+ We work with renowned partners to help bring ambitious real-world projects to life.


Our resources page gives a real time sneak peek into news, FAQs, toolkits and ongoing research.

Our values are devised and shaped by Art School
Plus’s community of artists.
Creating space
Generous leading
How we can help you?
There are so many ways Art School Plus can support your aims,
ambitions and work.
Collaborate with us to help understand
the community and artists that inspire
and transform public spaces.
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How we worked in partnership with Art School Plus to select an artist for a commission
Dedeia Rocha
Published on
September 19, 2023

Clients +

"Public art can be transformational for cities. However, public commissioning can also sometimes be vague, last-minute, process-driven and disconnected from the communities it seeks to engage.

There is no single set of best practice guidelines in place for public realm commissioning and artists are rarely given proper training in how to approach public realm opportunities- and this is where Art School Plus stepped in."

Jess Mahoney
Jess Mahoney
Head of Creative Cardiff

'Art School Plus were great to work with. They matched our brief to a fantastic artist and produced something really special for Camden.'

Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis
Green Space Development Manager,
London Borough Camden
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you realise your projects
Immerse yourself in the world of art with Art School Plus. Explore our unique projects and get inspired by our artists.