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Call for Applications — AtWork Workshop

Call for Applications — AtWork Workshop


Dates: May 30—June 3, 2019
Location: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 136 West 22nd Street, New York
Deadline: May 20, 2019


What is AtWork?


AtWork is an itinerant educational format conceived by Moleskine Foundation and Simon Njami that uses the creative process to stimulate critical thinking and debate among the participants. It helps to develop the intellectual and emotional skills necessary to develop both a personal and a collective sense of identity.

This year’s theme is “Where is South?” – read more here.

How does it work?


AtWork is a 5-day intensive workshop (from 10:AM to 5:PM) that culminates in an exhibition of the artistic notebooks created during the workshop. The workshop can accommodate 25 participants and will be conducted by the independent curator, lecturer, art critic, and writer Simon Njami. This year’s theme is Where is South?

The fee to participate in the workshop is $340 (€300), but Moleskine Foundation will also be giving out 20 full scholarships that will cover participation costs. Money collected through the paying participants will be used to cover scholarships for future AtWork workshops. Travel and accommodation will be at the participants’ expense.


Am I eligible? How do I apply?


To participate in the workshop, you must be between 18 and 30 years old. To read more about the program and to apply, please visit the AtWork website.



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Last week at our Summer Reading Series with guest writer, music producer, and multi percussionist Carlos "Caco" De Oliveira.

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Recap pics from the 3rd program of our summer children's reading series, curated by @onemoorebook - We were joined by writer, music producer, and multi percussionist Carlos "Caco" De Oliveira.

Our final program will be this Friday, August 23rd, 10AM-11:30AM.

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