In fulfilment of its objectives, Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, has over the past four years, presented an innovative programme of exhibitions, talks, seminars, workshops and events reaching out to local and international audiences. CCA, Lagos is an independent organisation that receives no government support and has no institutional affiliations. Our programmes come out of the need to build local support structures for art production, critical thought and to provide a supportive framework that encourages and advances the individual research and production of participants. We do not offer degrees or certificates.
In 2010 CCA, Lagos began an innovative programme with the aims of filling a gap in the educational system in Nigeria and many African countries, which tend to ignore the critical methodologies and histories that underpin artistic practice. Using the format of part art workshop, part residency and part art academy, over the course of 30 days, the art school programme will focus partially on technique and primarily on methodology, critical thinking, and the implementation of conceptual ideas. The programme will be of benefit to people interested in thinking through the conception and execution of work, artists who are curious and interested in experimenting with modes of practice and thought outside of the traditional modes of working but not to its total exclusion.