Autograph presents PILOT: Rights, Care and Future, Online


Price: £100/ £80


A brick wall with yellow graffiti writing that reads: The future is just like now except in a little while.

Apply for Autograph’s online course, based on collaborative learning and working together through issues of rights, care and future. PILOT (Platform for Independent Learning Online Together) is a new course and platform offering exchange, mentoring and development for artists in times of uncertainty.
The upheavals of the current moment present challenges and potentials. How are we dealing with experiences of exclusion, marginalisation and precariousness? How can we imagine new structures and futures for being together, learning and making? If not now, when?

We invite artists and creative practitioners at any stage of their career, or level of experience, to apply. The course is limited to 16 places, in order to facilitate collaborative learning.

The course will run over 12 weeks (28 hours total) and include talks from invited speakers, one-to-one mentoring, group presentations and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to respond creatively to the themes of rights, care and future, sharing their ideas and practices. PILOT will culminate in a public online sharing with a dedicated website.

PILOT aims to open a space of agency and hope. To find energy rather than despair, to diminish distance in times of social distancing, and a common space to flourish.

Deadline for applications 9th September 10am.

Find out more, and apply via our website.


Ali Eisa is a London-based artist and educator. He manages the Learning & Participation programme at Autograph, leading engagement projects exploring representation, identity and human rights for diverse groups including children and young people, students and community groups.

Ali is a Lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, and graduated from Goldsmiths with an MA in Visual Sociology in 2013 and a BA in Fine Art Practice in 2010. He is one half of Lloyd Corporation, a collaborative project with artist Sebastian Lloyd Rees, exhibiting nationally and internationally working in sculpture, installation, performance and text.

Alberto Duman is an artist, university lecturer and independent researcher whose work is situated between art, urbanism and social practice. He is a Lecturer at Middlesex University and runs the BA/MA Fine Art and Social Practice with Loraine Leeson. He has published papers, articles and artworks in books and journals, as well as publishing his own photographic books.

In 2016 he was the Leverhulme Trust artist in residence at University of East London UEL with the project Music for Masterplanning in Anna Minton’s MRes Course ‘Reading the Neoliberal City’. The book from the project Regeneration Songs: Sounds of investment and loss from East London is now out on Repeater Press.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

We want the application process to be as accessible as possible. If you would prefer to to apply by video, please include the above information and send your video via WeTransfer to Ali Eisa at If you would like to discuss accessibility in the application process or on the course, or apply in a way that is more accessible for you, contact Ali at the above email.



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