London, United Kingdom

Contemporary Art Summer School at the Royal Academy

when 29 June 2020 - 3 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
fee GBP 1800

Using the Summer Exhibition as a starting point, immerse yourself in contemporary art through engagement with the artists, curators and business insiders at the heart of the industry.

This week-long summer school will give a comprehensive overview of contemporary art. We will learn about the art being created today through the art and artists of the Summer Exhibition, as well as a host of exciting artists and curators working in London.

You’ll be taught through a series of lectures and workshops, including talks, artist’s studio visits, in-conversations, gallery visits and seminars. The course will include introductions to key players in the contemporary art market, both from within the RA and from further afield.

The course will cover:
• What is contemporary art
• How to think and write about art with a critical eye
• How the London art market works and its place on a global stage
• The key institutions and players
• The spaces, venues and arenas engaging with art
• The future of art and the art market

Minimum age 18. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact

Course aim

Over five days this course is designed to produce well-rounded arts professionals with a global perspective, who not only understand the language and ideas of contemporary art theory but can also apply those ideas in a variety of real-world contexts.

Fee info

GBP 1800: £1,800. Includes all materials, light refreshments each day and drinks receptions throughout the week.