Since 2015 THAT network has been led by artist-teachers: Sam Hill and Adrian Tobin with the invaluable help of Tania Swift and Natalie Gray. THAT network London is a forum for artists, teachers and arts organisations from across the borough of Tower Hamlets to connect, collaborate, share good practice, fight for an arts education and actively promote artist teachers to revisit their art practice.
With the support of THAMES (Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Services), THAT network plans to meet triennially in venues across the borough and to connect further using this website as a means of sharing upcoming arts and education events, arts educational philosophy and cutting edge practice happening both within schools and in other organisations such as the Whitechapel Gallery, the Chisenhale Gallery and Bow Arts.
With so much competition within the arts both inside and outside of schools, we believe that a culture of sharing needs to be initiated. Rather than compete with each other, THAT’s philosophy is that through face to face meetings – as well as through the resources and information we aim to provide through our online forum – we can showcase good practice as it happens, archive arts and educational collaboration, celebrate the achievements of those who work within both forums and record the impact that the arts is having across the educational spectre in our borough.
The first official meeting took place in December 2013 with the co-founders: Ellie Green and Ania Bas. Venues across the borough (schools and art organisations) can host THAT network and celebrate with us contemporary arts practice both educational and professional.
If you would like to be part of THAT network contact us via email: THATnetworkLondon@gmail.com