NAFAE is the Subject Association for Fine Art education in the UK. We advocate the interests, promotion and cultural relevance of Fine Art education at Foundation, BA, MA and PhD levels. The Association aims to be instrumental in anticipating and shaping decisions that impact on the enhancement and future development of Fine Art by engaging with a range of constituencies.


    Dirty Practice Event 2018

    Art School Today: Who cares? Developing a culture of care within a disembodied institution
    Monday, 25 June 2018 (All day) to Friday, 29 June 2018 (All day)

    Deadline for submissions:
    Thursday, 31 May 2018
    Wolverhampton School of Art
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Last Event


    Austerity, Adversity, Art?

    Fine Art education as a site of social and political resistance, initiative and engagement
    Friday, 23 March 2018 (All day)

    National Association for Fine Art Education

    Closing remarks

    500 = 10 X 10 X 5

    I like systems; regularity, order, solidity, solidarity, form and unity.
    Foundations to support the construction of my thoughts and beliefs.
    Then I can deviate and create difference or differently create.
    Sensible foundations give us permission to breathe out of rhythm.
    To see around corners or from behind doors and walls.
    To resist resolution and know that there is always more.
    Pragmatically, personal invention and adventure requires a degree of certainty.
    A sense of the earth beneath our feet, of belonging.
    Creative freedoms are most sincere when rooted in secured footings.
    To be of society, each cultural contribution must have value. 

    I choose to respond to one pressing and paradoxical dilemma.
    It concerns our general assumption of civic and equal rights.
    A squandered democratic vision in an era of privileged participation.

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