Lewisham School of Muralism: Apply Now!

July 1st, 2020

Calling all artists, activists and change-makers in Lewisham!

Brewers are proud to announce they’re teaming up with the newly-launched Lewisham School of Muralism – an enterprise aiming to give young artists and activists the skills to design, paint and maintain public murals and enrich their local community. 

Lead by Artmongers – a non-for-profit organisation which designs and installs community-enriching artwork across the globe – selected artists will embark on a ten-week course, learning the skills they need to become the next generation of muralists. Students will work together and with the local community to create two professional-standard public murals.  

Supported by Goldsmiths, University of London; the Mayor of London; and Lewisham Council, the Lewisham School of Muralism offers a fantastic opportunity for budding young artists who want to make a difference through their work. 

The school is now looking for its first intake of enthusiastic students for the course beginning in October 2020. 

Details of this exciting opportunity and how to apply can be found below.

What is the Lewisham School of Muralism?

The brainchild of Patricio Forrester of Artmongers, the Lewisham School of Muralism aims to form a new generation of muralist who would like to make a positive contribution to the visual landscape of the urban environment. 

Lead by Patricio, who has been creating murals for nearly 20 years, students will learn how to design, paint, evaluate and preserve public murals through a mix of class-based workshops and practical sessions. 

The school will run three courses lasting ten weeks each, over a period of 18 months. Each course will have a group of 12 students, who will learn how to co-create, work together as a team, and how to engage communities to create the murals. By the end of the course, students will have produced two public murals as part of their professional development. 

Who is it open to and how much does it cost?

It’s open to any Lewisham residents and Goldsmiths’ students who are enthusiastic about the arts and want to help create the changes needed on a local and global scale through muralism. The school is looking to enrol students with a variety of interests and backgrounds, who have an eagerness to learn. 

Applications from residents of neighboring boroughs are welcome if they can prove their contribution or commitment to Lewisham. 

The School is anticipating applicants will be aged between 18 and 35 years old but do stress there’s no age limit. 

The course is funded, so it’s free for students.

When is it?

The first course will run from 7th October 2020 until April 2021. 

It will run on Wednesdays 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays 10am to 1pm.

Classes will be held at Goldsmiths’ campus and off-site.

How can I apply?

The deadline for applications is 25th July, so get your applications in soon! 

Applications must include:

- a relevant CV (two pages max.)

- six images with an explanation (50 words max.) of why you’ve chosen to present each one

- an expression of interest, explaining what you would bring to the team

- what your ambitions are and what you see yourself doing after the end of the course

For shortlisted applicants, interviews will be held in the first week of September for the October course.

Applications should be sent to: LSOMapplication@gmail.com

For more information on the London School of Muralism, visit: www.artmongersaction.org


Timeline title

1 Jul
Time to apply!
25 Jul
Application deadline.
Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be held in the first week.
Course begins.