- Date: 18 March 2013
- Area: London
Christie Brown, Marking the line: Ceramics and Architecture, Sir John Soane’s Museum. Credit: Hélène Binet
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:
Joanna Bird had been awarded £45,000 to curate 'Marking the line: Ceramics and Architecture', a touring exhibition of life-specific ceramic installations in collaboration with Sir John Soane's Museum. Ceramicists Nicholas Rena, Carina Ciscato, Clare Twomey and Christie Brown were invited to make work responding to Soane's life and the Museum's remarkable interiors and collections. The exhibition will open at Sir John Soane's Museum on the 8 March 2013 and then travel onto Port Eliot in Cornwall and Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing.
An award of £9,900 will contribute towards Theatre Témoin's production of 'Nineveh'. This play presents a visually stunning exploration of the trauma of combat and the hope that comes afterwards. Inspired by true stories told by child soldiers and ex-combatants from across the world; collected by the company during The Return Project, a year of creative work in Kashmir, Israel, Lebanon, and Rwanda.
Archikids Festival 2013 has been awarded £47,000 to produce a three day festival in May 2013 located in the City of London's Square Mile. The festival will encourage young people of neighbouring boroughs to discover the City of London's fantastic buildings and architecture through the programmed activities, including tours, workshops, exploration trails, and competitions.