Open School East are seeking applications from emerging artists to join its independent, self-directed and outward-facing artist development programme. The Associates Programme is free, non-accredited and a year-long, starting in January 2018 and running until December 2018. The associates come together two days a week (Thursdays and Fridays) to receive tuition, meet their mentors, work and collaborate on projects, and plan activities. Tuition is delivered through a combination of workshops, seminars, group crits and excursions, a number of which are open to the public.