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Grants for the arts, June 2013

  • Date: 10 July 2013
  • Area: London
Members of Ab Phab group pictured

Eastside Community Heritage working in partnership with the Ab Phab youth group.

Each year we award hundreds of Grants for the arts to projects by artists and organisations across the capital. Our grants are for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work. They support activities that engage people in England or that help artists and arts organisations to carry out their work, with grants ranging from £1,000 to £100,000. Here are some projects that have been successful this month:

Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES)

Tower Hamlets Arts and Music Education Service (THAMES) was awarded £72,000 to deliver a large-scale community vocal project, Crowd Out, which will hold free public performances in the East End. Crowd Out will also headline an event at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival in June 2014.

Eastside Community Heritage

An award of £38,000 was made to Eastside Community Heritage to work in partnership with the Ab Phab youth group to create a pop up art gallery and touring exhibition in Barking and Dagenham. The project will take place over a year and be led by 10-15 young people with mixed abilities aged 15-25.

The project is a sensitive and appropriate response to the needs of young people with mixed abilities. It aims to introduce them to the arts through targeted gallery and museum visits, followed by professional support to learn new skills, create their own work, and curate their own exhibition that will tour to venues in the borough.  

CASA Theatre Festival

The CASA Latin America Theatre Festival was awarded £85,000 for CASA 2013 an 11 day celebration of Latin American theatre featuring performances, workshops, talks, and an academic symposium.  It will complemented by Latin American art, music and food, all presented in a spirit of celebration, inclusiveness and exchange. The festival will be preceded by extensive community theatre work. CASA is the leading theatre festival for the Latin American population in London.