Alt MFA is an alternative Master of Fine Art course established in 2010 by artists for artists as a free alternative to studying a university-based Masters in London.
In the past AltMFA has had residencies with Guest Projects, Floating Island Gallery, The Departure Foundation, and has been hosted by Campbell Works and The Function Room. Previous projects have included 'AltMFA and Friends International Jamboree' month-long DIY Universsity at Guest Projects, 'OPEN PLAN’ at 55 Gracechurch Street, a collective project space led by students from Alt MFA and RCA Sculpture, as well as our live performance walks for ArtLicks Weekend since 2013.
Alt MFA regularly host guest speakers and make trips to artists’ studios and arts institutions. These have included John Ross from Gallery ELL, Mark McGowan, FrenchMottershead, Michael Archer at Goldsmiths, William Cobbing, Steve Bunn, Simon
Callery, Glenn Adamson, activist John Jordan, Rebecca Birch and Field Broadcast, John Hill at Flat
Time House, Harriet Murray and Neil Taylor, Keith Harrison at the V&A Museum, and many more.
Alt MFA were contributors to the Serpentine Marathon 89plus education project curated by Helene Kazan and were speakers at the New Contemporaries Alternative Education Salon at the ICA and a Goldsmiths College Conference on Alternative Education.
Current Alt MFA members: Louise Ashcroft, Neela Basu, Sadie Edginton, Eldi Dundee, Lily Johnson, Fritha Jenkins, Alex Chalmers, George Major, James Murison, AnnaMaria Kardos, Sohrab Crews, Paula Bourke-Girgis, Maru Rojas, Marion Tu and Gillian Duffy.