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The Black-E

The Black-E (formerly The Blackie) – a combination of a contemporary arts centre and a community centre – was launched in 1968 as the UK's first community arts project. The commitments made then remain the commitments today: to young people (offering, in the words of The Last Poets, ‘affection, protection, direction’); to a cultural programme emphasising participation and involvement (doing as well as viewing); to education (formal and informal); and to quality of work with equality of provision.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £170,000
  • 2013-2014: £173,910
  • 2014-2015: £178,432

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Contact details

The Black-E
Great George Street
L1 5EW

53.398949, -2.9755

  • 53.398949 -2.9755

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