Parasitic art school – Call for participants

Organisers of paraca parama, a self-styled parasitic art school, asked us to help spread the word about their project whose name is partly inspired by The Para-Academic Handbook!

Want to get involved? Read on….


We’re looking for people who’d like to undertake an MFA, but who find themselves locked out of the academy by cost or circumstance.

We are committed to learning, thinking and making in both a critically and emotionally engaged way. We reject the cultural current of slick professionalisation, the call to cultivate a brand over honest work. We are unashamedly thirsty for space, time and support to think, make, speak and fail. We would like to do these things alongside others.

What we have to offer is fluid and will be worked out over time, but we would like to hear from artists who are interested in infiltrating the institution and engaging in a programme of study that runs parallel to an accredited Sculpture MA. The project will involve at least two group exhibitions and a publication of artist’s writing.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer studio space for participants but other resources will be available.

paraca parama will be running in London from October 2015 until July 2017.

For more information please see our website or email

To apply please send a brief artist statement and a link to some work to by midnight on the 1st September 2015.