TP/P is the resource I wish I had when I went to art school.
To Practise/Practice is a community born out of extensive research, a passion for the arts, and an active drive toward progress.
It’s not just another product, but a meaningful and transformative digital space that creates a more equitable, sustainable, connected, and resilient arts and culture ecosystem.
It all started when our founder, Dr. Erika Wong – an installation artist herself – was confronted by the many obstacles presented by the institutionalised art world. She realised there was a glaring gap in the ability of art school grads to access and work in the arts sector post-graduation.
She came up with the idea of creating TP/P to help artists and creatives gain access and participate purposefully in arts and culture.
The TP/P community includes a podcast, research-backed quizzes and coming soon: a peer-to-peer space, hosting artist profiles, portfolios, CVs, artist statements and more.
The use of digital technology is key to accessing the arts sector by a new generation of practitioners and participants, and TP/P deploys a data-driven, user-centric approach to build its content through ongoing feedback from our community.
TP/P advances the resilience of the arts by challenging our basic assumptions about the ecosystem: it interrogates our creative values and raises questions about the relationships between studio practice and the gatekeepers, and the perception of acquired knowledge and skills within the sector.
Dr. Erika Wong