Apply: Stills School – CONTACT (16 – 25 year olds)

Stills School is an alternative photography school for 16-25 year olds who face barriers to accessing the arts. The school is free of charge. All materials and equipment are provided, and we can cover travel expenses too.


Contact is an introductory 8 week photography course that will teach you basic photography skills as well as encourage you to develop your own projects. You don’t need any experience in making photographs, just a passion for photography.

In a small group you will learn about different photographers and be supported to find your own style. Whether you prefer analogue or digital, we’ll make sure you feel confident using your new skills. Everyone will have prints to take home or download at the end of the course.

Who should apply for CONTACT?
This is for young people aged 16-25 who face barriers to accessing the arts. We are looking for young people who are keen to try something new.

You will also be eligible to gain your Bronze Arts Award during Contact (but this is not mandatory).

Applications for Contact are now open


24th February – 14th April 2023
Fridays, 2-5pm at Stills

Deadline for applications Thursday 16th February, 5pm

If you have any questions about Contact or Stills School please do not hesitate to get in touch with Claire Cochrane at

More information can be found on the Stills website.

Image by Stills School tutor Morwenna Kearsley. From the series ‘Leave the Dishes, Poke the Jelly’.