Students on spatial structure looking happy

Photo credit Mike Smallcombe

About Dartmoor Arts Project

Short creative courses - Summer School - Artists' Talks - Young Dartmoor Arts Courses

Dartmoor Art Project is an artist-led organisation founded in 2006. We host a busy summer school week as well as a year round programme of short courses, events and artists' talks, bringing excellent speakers to a rural part of the south west. We have set up a place where artists can come and learn new skills, further their ideas and join in lively critical debate.

We also run a 'Young Dartmoor Arts' programme specifically for young artists and makers to work with and be mentored by professional artists.

"In an age of overpopulated and under-funded art schools, the students' experience of Dartmoor Arts, by contrast, was one of abundant individual tuition, ample resources and a high level of productivity. (It is all too easy to underestimate the significance of the whole project. It's influence is felt around the country as students and tutors disperse and spread the idea that a pop-up art school is a powerful concept, a creative community.) -The combination of an intense period of personal creativity, listening to inspirational talks and watching others make / do was both exciting at the time and provided many stimuli for the future. The business of eating together and socialising is as important as anything else. It provides a natural and unthreatening forum for discussion, a chance to hear and be heard."

Kip Gresham, Printmaking Tutor, August 2015

Dartmoor Arts courses take place in and around Drewsteignton, Dartmoor, Devon - just a few miles outside Exeter.