Room 13 is a studio run by learners for learners, supported by an artist-in-residence within a school environment. Learners manage the studio as a business, electing their own management team each year. The artist-in-residence is their employee, not their teacher. Room 13 piloted with 2 studios in South Africa, and have grown to 13 studios in South Africa alone.
Room 13 seeks to unlock children’s imagination by developing their artistic expression across various art forms, in particular visual arts and literature. At the same time Room 13 teaches these children essential business skills, as they run their studio as their own business, taking full responsibility for the sustainability of the project.