An Arts Foundation

Past Project 2013

A series of interviews considering the impact of an art school education on careers in other sectors.

An Arts Foundation comprises of six filmed interviews with a diverse group of individuals including a CEO of a new technology research organisation, a psychotherapist and a priest, who have all gone through an art school education but have shifted career-path later in life for various reasons.

Some were artists for some time, while others realised straight away they needed different jobs to make a living. The six films tell their stories, exploring how their art school education has had an influence on the their career and how it had given them a solid backbone to work in a variety of industries and roles. But do they still consider themselves artists? Did they ever stop using their creativity?

An Arts Foundation was produced by Orlagh Woods, alongside film-maker Donald Bousted.