TOMA ~ new open call


TOMA was set up in 2016 to offer responsive, affordable, accessible art education to artists. It is currently the only postgraduate level art programme in Essex after all others were stopped by their host Universities.

For more information and application form please check out

We also have some open days where people can come and find out more:

Drop in open days @ The Old Waterworks, North Rd, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7AB

Thursday 19 May 5pm – 9.30pm – talk from Nick Kaplony from Artquest on writing applications and sustaining a creative practice. Book a place through Eventbrite here.

Sunday 5 June 1pm – 8pm – risograph printer tutorials, art bingo session hosted by TOMAssociate Paige Ockendon in the evening. Book a place through Eventbrite here.

Online open day @ Zoom

Thursday 26 May 6.30 – 8pm – talk about TOMA from Emma Edmondson and any questions answered. Book a place through Eventbrite here.

If you would like to apply to become part of TOMA’s community in October 2022, simply fill out the application from below by 6pm Friday 24 June 2022. Please get in touch if you have any access needs. The above open call information is also available in large print & dyslexia friendly documents, and an audio recording. If you need extra support in applying, or have any other questions please email

Deadline for applications

6pm Friday 24 June 2022

Invited artist conversations and portfolio sharing

Friday 15 July 2022

Saturday 16 July 2022

Sunday 17 July 2022

TOMA will give feedback to all applicants.

Course dates 

October 2022 – March 2024

TOMA is nomadic but can mainly be found at The Old Waterworks, North Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7AB.


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