building on the success of ebc’s Night School (hosted by Arnolfini), Day School offers artists a shared studio space alongside monthly education days with guest artists, support and advice for work and careers, and other professional development opportunities, community projects and social occasions.

invited guest artists are drawn from ebc’s diverse network, and reflect the many different artistic practices represented in the UK. Day School is an inclusive and welcoming environment, and the artists we work with are selected with these values in mind.

the school is both committed to the idea of alternative education as a meaningful response to the current climate of UK arts provision and educational institutions, and the opportunity to see the arts encouraged and thriving in the amazing city of Bristol. 

what do participants have access to?

-24/7 access to a shared studio space and desk space (or equivalent), space to be designed collaboratively by participants themselves (whole studio space c.39m squared)

-monthly education days with invited guest artist/educator (including talks, workshops, crits, 121s, discussions and other group projects). we have had recent education days with harold offeh, kerry campbell, bryony gillard, elisa kay, and conway & young as invited guests.

-ebc organised additional workshops and projects

-opportunity to contribute peer led workshops/talks/content and to work collaboratively 

-much of the school will be peer led so there is a real opportunity for all voices to be heard and to help shape the content of our sessions/ideas for invited guests

-once yearly group project or exhibition opportunity

-access to ebc network and professional development opportunities

-121s with ebc Day School coordinator jack lewdjaw

-monthly social occasions

-shared kitchen facilities 


who is day school for?

Day School is made up of 12 participants, who take part in a year long programme.

the Day School might have particular relevance for the following: 

-artists/makers/designers/architects/musicians/creatives and those engaged in a broad spectrum of arts practice

-those who have been practicing for some time and are looking for fresh ideas or opportunities for community/collaboration

-those new to the south west/Bristol and looking to meet other artists and work within a close knit peer network

-those looking to move to Bristol and get connected into the city as a practitioner 

-those who have been excluded from mainstream or postgraduate education because of rising costs or accessibility issues

-those recently graduated and looking to continue with a lighter touch education programme

when is it?

Day School was launched in August 2021

where is it?

the EBC Day School is situated within the St Anne’s House creative community hub organised by bricks in St Anne’s Bristol and close to Bristol Temple Meads train station (making day school accessible to the wider south west area). the Day School studio sits amongst many other artist studios, social enterprises, and community organisations. participants are able to share in the wider life of the building and bricks programming. 


the Day School studio within St Anne’s House is accessible via ramps external to the building, and an internal lift. there are also accessible toilets on the ground floor of the building

covid precautions 

our studio space has been selected with the possible necessity to social distance in mind

ebc will take further precaution cues from bricks and St Annes House 

new contemporaries

Day School participants are eligible to apply for new contemporaries 


the EBC Day School is partnered with visual arts south west, caraboo projects, rising arts agency, and bricks


ebc is co-directed by artists jack lewdjaw and karanjit panesar

the EBC Day is coordinated by jack lewdjaw

jack has been based in Bristol since 2014, and is a lecturer in fine art at Bristol School of Art, as well as having worked as a visiting lecturer to many other organisations. he was recently a participant of syllabus; a peer-led alternative learning programme organised by wysing arts centre

Day School is also supported by the wider ebc team, including kate morris millar, hannah walker and sophie hill.

what have participants said about Night School?

‘night school is an inspiring and nurturing place where ideas have the time and space to form and develop.’

‘…it unites people in creativity. in a time of separation and lack of culture, night school was a shining light. it was a highlight of my week; everybody that attended, artists and students alike, were inspirations.’

‘night school was a great opportunity to experience and hear from many different artistic practices represented within the uk. this was an excellent way to maintain an artistic dialogue remotely within these challenging times.’


£90 per month

(includes ebc annual membership)

ebc is very happy to support any participants looking to apply to outside funding to cover fees

to apply 

we have had 2 spaces come up at Day School and the opportunity to join the current group of participants until august 2022. if you would like to express interest in joining the group please email us at by 23:59 on the 17th of december, with a link to website/instagram OR a PDF portfolio, and any info on why you would like to be part of day school. we look forward to hearing from you.

please send an email to eastbristolcontemporary(at) subject ‘EBC Day School application’

including a link to your website portfolio and cv (alternatively portfolio and cv contained within a PDF)


23:59 on the 17th of december

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participants 21/22

dan guthrie, esther hesketh, esme hodes, heather christie, gwenba evans, ash kayser, olivia parr, charlot dennis, lorelei hacking, sarah newell, ama dogbe, kelsey cruz-martin