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AAL Bankside: Help Create a World-Class Campus

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Help Art Academy London create a world-class campus next to Tate Modern, reinventing Art Education in the heart of Southwark

We have raised £1.9 million to fund the building from shell and core. We are now looking to fund fit-out costs at £800,000, plus £200,000 equipment to make it a state-of-the-art facility for the artists of the future. 

We are looking to our close-knit community of students, artists and alumni for a contribution towards the fit out the new campus!

Chairs: £50 donation could acquire chairs for our studios and office spaces

Easels: £150 donation could acquire easels for the studios at our Bankside Campus

Screen Printer: £200 donation could acquire screen printing equipment

Desk: £500 donation could help us buy desks for the studio and office spaces

Studio Sink: £1000 donation could acquire the necessary stinks for the studios at our Bankside Campus

Sofa: £1500 donation could go towards the sofas for the common spaces

Computer: £2000 donation could acquire computers for the studios and offices

Pottery Studio: Estimate total cost — £24,000
A £3000 donation could go towards acquiring a Potter wheel
A £100 donation could help us buy pottery tools

Kiln: Estimate total cost — £18,000
A £6000 donation could go towards acquiring one kiln

Sponsor an Art Studio: £50,000 to £100,000

Who are we

Art Academy London (AAL) is a young and innovative Southwark-based art school and charity. Founded in 2000 by artists to meet the need for a skills-based art education in the UK, with the belief in the importance of art education for driving change for individuals, communities and society. We're passionate champions of art for all and offer student bursaries that we designate from our own funds — we put any surplus back into supporting students and taking our approach into the community with our outreach work.

Our Unique Model

We offer tuition in artistic skills, whilst challenging students to develop their own practice informed by contemporary practice and theory. We preserve skills, whilst believing that art never stands still. What also sets us apart is our intensive and hands-on teaching approach. We are proud to offer the highest number of contact hours of any higher education art school in the UK across our academic courses.

The Future

By expanding to Bankside, our goal is to increase student numbers by 50% by 2026. We will also offer our students even more higher education opportunities introducing a Masters in Fine Art, and offering visa sponsorship to international students keen to study at AAL.

Our Bankside Campus designed with architects Squire and Partners and CGL (Child Graddon Lewis), forms a part of JTRE's Triptych development. The landmark site encompasses 1,400 square feet across two levels and features:

  • 2 community gallery spaces for exhibitions & events
  • Specialist digital teaching studio
  • Specialist print teaching studio
  • Specialist ceramics teaching studio
  • Specialist sculpture studios 
  • Specialist painting studios 
  • An auditorium
  • An art supply shop
  • Cafe


  • Michael Anderson
    • £120 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £1,000 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £7,236 (Offline)
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous
    • £30,000 (Offline)
    • 7 mos
  • Marina Mitchell
    • £100 (Offline)
    • 7 mos


Sophie Singh
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