The Frieze Education program for Frieze New York 2015 gives high school students and children from underserved communities across all five boroughs access to arts programs, with a combination of workshops and tours for school groups.
Participants leading this year’s workshops include artists Urs Fischer and Julie Mehretu, Triple Canopy, Cleopatra’s, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and Material for the Arts (MFTA). Sponsored by Deutsche Bank, Frieze Education will also include an onsite program benefitting public school children from local boroughs. In 2014 Frieze Education hosted over 500 school children at the fair.
Frieze Teens workshops will take place ahead of Frieze New York and bring high school students from boroughs across the city into collaboration with artists, curators, critics, gallerists and arts organizations. Exploring the professional aspects of the art world, the workshops will act as a first step in career development. This year brings a new emphasis on documentation, with Frieze Teens encouraged to investigate and record the people and places they visit, so that their experiences can be shared with arts educators and stu- dents. The 2015 program expands into artistic production, asking students to envision and plan their personal ‘Dream Project’, as they also work towards publishing their own artists’ publications. On Sunday May 17 at 2.00 pm, Frieze Teens will present a short film at Frieze New York, featuring footage and interviews which they have gathered.
In addition, Frieze Education will host an expansive program for *public school groups *visiting the fair from local neighbourhoods, with a focus on children from boroughs adjacent to Randall’s Island: East Harlem and the South Bronx.
The education program will also produce the Frieze Young Person’s Guide to the Fair, a free interactive guide, which will be available to all youth visiting Frieze New York.