Apply now for Step Up: Exploring Collections course at Ditchling Museum

Philip Hagreen, Trying to make ends meet 1936-47
Ditchling Museum

Outside In is pleased to be partnering with Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft to deliver a Step Up: Exploring Collections course focusing on the works from the museum’s collection that will be on display in their upcoming exhibition,
Disruption, Devotion and Distributism.’

The course will take place across five weeks, and is open to artists facing barriers to the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation. The course aims to equip you with skills in research and interpretation, and is an opportunity for you to explore the collection at Ditchling Museum.

About the exhibition:

From the early twentieth century the village of Ditchling has been a magnet for artists, makers and others who came to the village as a place to make a new kind of life and create work in an environment conducive to alternative thinking. The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic played an important part in this community and continued to provide a structure for living and making work until 1989. Drawing on the museum’s outstanding collection, including never before seen work from the St Dominic’s Press, ‘Disruption, Devotion and Distributism’ will explore the ideas and politics of Ditchling artists and craftspeople, many of which still have relevance today.


The course will take place on the following dates:

Thursday 31 October 2019, 10am – 4pm
Thursday 7 November 2019, 10am – 4pm
Thursday 14 November 2019, 10am – 4pm
Thursday 21 November 2019, 10am – 4pm
Thursday 5 December 2019, 10am – 4pm

At Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, Hassocks, BN6 8SP. Places on the course are free and Outside In is able to contribute towards travel and lunch expenses.


The deadline for applications is 9am, Thursday 3 October 2019. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 9 or Thursday 10 October 2019.

For more information and to apply, please download the brief and application form below.

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Davey, Step Up Coordinator, by emailing kate.davey@outsidein.org.uk or calling 01273 381311.

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