Malmö Art Academy faces imminent threat of closure
We students, teachers, personnel, alumni and friends were on this day, the
13th of June, met by the shocking news that Malmö Art Academy may be
forced to close down. The City Planning Office of Malmö is not extending
our contract at Mellersta Förstadsskolan, thereby forcing the school to
vacate its premises on the 30th of June 2017. Plans for a new campus
housing the Malmö Art Academy have been laid out, but would not be ready
until 2027 at the earliest. We have not been offered any comparable
premises, suitable for our needs as an art and art-research
academy. Without a school-building we are unable to continue our
educational programmes. The consequences of this decision is that an
extraordinarily well functioning and internationally renowned and
respected academy, offering further studies at BA, MA and Ph.D level, is
forced to close next year. Further, this is a decision that will have
devastating consequences on art and culture both regionally and
We implore the politicians of the Malmö
City Council and the Municipal Executive Board to review their decision,
allowing us to remain in our current premises until such a time as a an
alternative premise has been offered.
The signatures will be
handed over to the Malmö City Council and the Municipal Executive Board.
Please mention professional title as comment when signing the petition.
Malmö 13.06.2016 - deadline for petition 26 June
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