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Artsadmin provides a comprehensive producing and presentation resource for contemporary artists working in theatre, dance, live art, visual arts and mixed media. It also runs bursary and mentoring schemes and a free artists' advisory service. Its newly refurbished building, Toynbee Studios, houses a theatre, rehearsal spaces, office/studio spaces and a bar and cafe. Our funding contributes to core costs and programming in the theatre.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £530,000
  • 2013-2014: £542,190
  • 2014-2015: £556,287

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Gary Stevens – L'Un de Nous

L’Un De Nous is Gary Stevens' latest ensemble performance, developed with a cast of French performers during a series of short residencies throughout late 2013-14 at l’Avant Seine, Colombes.

Soldiering On – Jez Colborne & Mind The Gap

Jez Colborne's song explores his fascination with the pomp and ceremony of war, an experience he's locked out of because 'learning-disabled people don't go to war'. A collaboration with Mind The Gap.

Breathe Nothing of Slaughter – Tony Heaton

Tony Heaton examines the potent symbol of the war memorial and the reality of war. Heroic, Adonis-like bodies are set in stark contrast to images of blackened faces and malnourished and broken bodies.

Oh! What a Lovely, Lovely Ward – Katherine Araniello

Katherine Araniello turns sentimentality on its head in a playful and absurd re-imagining of a wartime hospital where the wounded and war-damaged wait to have their morale lifted by Matron.

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Ghosts – Simon Mckeown

Simon Mckeown's motion capture animation follows a multinational cast of disabled veterans as they prepare for the day in a landscape filled with the artefacts and objects of World War One.

Resemblance – Claire Cunningham

Assembling a crutch as a soldier assembles a gun, Claire Cunningham enacts a ritual that mirrors the act of creating a weapon of destruction, while actually creating an object of support.

Give us your water

Choose what water is most precious to you. Find a bottle to put it in. Come and tell us why you chose it. We will keep it for you. Museum of Water, by Amy Sharrocks, is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it. http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/projects/museum-of-water

Museum of Water at Somerset House (2014)

Amy Sharrocks' Museum of Water was at Somerset House over the month of June as part of LIFT 2014. Alongside the Museum there was also a programme of events, talks and workshops responding to and contextualising the Museum. Commissioned by Artsadmin in partnership with LIFT, Somerset House, the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and the Canal & River Trust. A Create to Connect commission and Imagine 2020 project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Originally commissioned by Artakt and LSHTM. The events programme was supported by Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Graeme Miller - Beheld

Between 2003-2006 Graeme Miller visited 10 sites where stowaways fell from Aircraft. At each site sound was recorded and a picture taken of the sky.

Give us your water (Somerset House)

Choose what water is most precious to you. Find a bottle to put it in. Come and tell us why you chose it. We will keep it for you. Museum of Water, by Amy Sharrocks, is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it. This year the collection is touring the UK and can be seen 6-29 June at Somerset House, London. We're asking for your donations to make the collection even bigger. Commissioned by Artsadmin in partnership with LIFT, Somerset House, the Cultural Institute at King's College London and the Canal & River Trust. A Create to Connect Commission and Imagine 2020 project, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Originally commissioned by Artakt and LSHTM.

Unlimited Launch 2014 - Audio Description Version

On 31 March 2014 Unlimited announced awards of over £400,000 of funding to support 26 disabled artists across the UK to create ambitious work covering all genres. Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England (ACE) and Creative Scotland (CS) & led by Shape and Artsadmin, the 2014 round of the programme aims to build on the successful legacy that was at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which celebrated the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale.

Unlimited 2014 launch film

On 31 March 2014 Unlimited announced awards of over £400,000 of funding to support 26 disabled artists across the UK to create ambitious work covering all genres. Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England (ACE) and Creative Scotland (CS) & led by Shape and Artsadmin, the 2014 round of the programme aims to build on the successful legacy that was at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which celebrated the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale.

Artsadmin & Exeunt Artist Insights: Station House Opera

Welcome to the first of our Artist Insights series, featuring Julian Maynard Smith of Station House Opera, interviewed by Performance Editor Diana Damian-Martin. Julian Maynard Smith is the founder and artistic director of Station House Opera. Founded in 1978, Station House Opera creates solo and group performance work as well as sculpture and installation. Dissolved is the company's first new work since the city scale site specific project Dominoes in 2009 and follows earlier intercontinental performances developed as far back as 2004. Their distinctive engagement with audiences crosses new boundaries with an installation and performance that uses live video streaming to dissolve spaces in London and Berlin, bringing people from both cities into dynamic connection. Artist Insights is a collaboration between Artsadmin and online magazine Exeunt, bringing together an artist or collective with a critical writer. Drawing on the wide range of artists and practices that Artsadmin supports, the series provides an overview of different artistic processes, contexts and histories, using current projects as starting points.

ARTSADMIN IN 2013

A quick update of what Artsadmin has been up to this year including (amongst other things) dancing through the streets of Derry, our Two Degrees festival, remaking an award winning Station House Opera performance, putting feminist icons on Nailwraps, a weekend in Brightlingsea and East End Bingo in the Olympic Park.

Bridget Mckenzie - Ethical Fundraising

Money Talks event in partnership with Live Art Development Agency and Home Live Art funded by Arts Council England's Catalyst scheme.

Two Degrees 2013

A short film from Artsadmin's Two Degrees festival, a week long season of work focussing on climate, consumerism and community.

Edgy Centres: Experiments in Space

From January -- April 2013 Artsadmin ran a project with Leyton Sixth Form College and artist Chloe Cooper on experimenting with space.

Out of Water

Filmed excerpts from live performances of Out of Water by Helen Paris and Caroline Wright with music composed by Jocelyn Pook. Out of Water was performed at 8am on Holkham Beach, Norfolk from 25th to 27th August as part of the London 2012 Festival. The artists worked with singers and swimmers from the local area to make the performance. Out of Water is a Live Art Collective East commission supported using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Escalator Live Art, Norfolk County Council and the Women Make Music scheme through the PRS For Music Foundation. Produced by Artsadmin.

Artsadmin Summer Project 2010-2012.mov

The Skin of My Teeth - a three year reflection From 2010 -- 2012 Artsadmin commissioned Mark Storor to create a triptych of work that would set up a space and an offer for young and emerging artists to kick start or develop a performance practice. Over the three years Artsadmin have supported those involved in the Summer Project and worked with film maker Chris Keenan to share the processes and ideas that took place during these special August months.

Artsadmin in 2012

A snapshot of our projects in 2012. We've worked on a beach in Holkham, on London monuments, in a Cambridge Café, on the streets of Helsinki, in a park in Wandsworth and under the canopy of Spaghetti Junction, as well as in galleries and theatres around the world. Edited by James Leadbitter Music 'Valley of Paradise' - Psychemagik https://soundcloud.com/psychemagik 'Out of Water' - Jocelyn Pook

Artsadmin Weekenders: Richard DeDomenici

On 1 & 2 December Richard DeDomenici will lead an Artsadmin Weekender at Toynbee Studios. It will be a weekend of auto didactic self sabotage where risks will be calculated and failure will be embraced wholeheartedly. It's time to take Art to the next illogical step, time to confuse the world into submission. It's futurology. It's revolution through obfuscation. This weekend you will change the world... If only a teeny bit. More info / book your place: http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/events/3232

Plunge

Plunge, by Michael Pinsky, imagines a time 1000 years in the future when the effects of runaway climate change have completely transformed the London we know today. See more at http://www.plungelondon.com Created by Michael Pinsky and produced by Artsadmin and LIFT as part of the Imagine 2020 network programme. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, the European Culture Programme, Trust Greenbelt, WWF-UK and the Big Give. In partnership with Royal Parks, Seven Dials Trust and Paternoster Square Management Limited.

Artsadmin's Bursary scheme

A short film about Artsadmin's Artist Bursary Scheme, featuring Zineb Sedira, Harminder Judge and Stacy Makishi.

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Toynbee Studios, 28
Commercial Street
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E1 6AB

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