The Other MA (TOMA)
The Other MA (TOMA) is a 12-month artist-run education model based in Southend-on-Sea. TOMA is unaccredited in the traditional sense, but provides a programme of learning that will benefit artists in the same way. Designed to fit the everyday lives of 21st century artists TOMA was created in response to the hierarchies surrounding accessing higher education. TOMA works with those who do not have a formal art education or have been out of art learning for a while + want a route into entering contemporary critical thought; as well as those fresh out of an undergraduate degree or those who have come to art later in life.