Artists in Residence @ AMSI
AMSI are host to Block C – an innovative partnership with local arts organisation, Cubitt Artists, which sees our former woodwork classroom repurposed into four artist studios. This is a unique resource, enabling AMSI students and staff to collaborate with artists and gain insights into their creative practice.
Since our partnership began in 2018, we have delivered 10 projects, reaching over 230 students. These have included lunchtime carnival workshops, a holiday photography club, an extended placement in the Modern Foreign Language department, a student-led investigation into archives, and one-to-one studio sessions with young people who are accessing Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services.
In spring 2021, AMSI students were part of Remote Connections, a Cubitt project in which four artists and groups of Islington residents from different generations gathered online and in person. In addition to AMSI, these gatherings took place in an extra care setting, with community centres and from people’s living rooms.
London Boys Ballet School
We would like to introduce one of our Creative Partnerships who are residents at the school:
Raising the Barre in Islington!
In September last year, the award winning ‘London Boys Ballet School’, (LBBS), relocated to Arts & Media School Islington. Having been featured in all major newspapers, radio, news stations and television, this school has set the standard high.
The relocation from smaller Central London premises has allowed this unique school the opportunity to expand its classes and teaching faculty, offering a level of male dance training that cannot be found elsewhere.
This is no ordinary Ballet School and the Director, Mr James Cunliffe, has brought in a faculty of teachers across all genres that would normally only be seen at prestigious full time Ballet and dance colleges and schools.
“We are creating a full-time dance training experience within a part-time school” says James.