Everyone is an artist

Get Creative group member drawing
Get Creative group member , Laura Savage 2023

Since 1977, we’ve been breaking down barriers to reconnect people with art, culture and creativity. We stand up for people who are underrepresented in the arts. We see talent where it has been overlooked and undervalued. Anywhere can be your studio, your gallery, your stage. At City Arts, we believe you are an artist. 

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Get Creative group member drawing
Get Creative group member , Laura Savage 2023

Exhibition

The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild Collection

Dates of event: 11 Mar 2024 - 25 Apr 2024 Mon - Thu, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

Venue Address: The Window Gallery, City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

As part of the Nottingham Puppet Festival, the National Puppet Archive present an exhibition of work by John M. Blundall (1937-2014). Blundall is best known for his early work in…

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City Arts Hosts • Poetry

Women Say Stuff #9

Date of event: 8 Mar 2024 Event start time: 7:00pm - Event end time: 9:30pm

Online + Venue Address: City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

Presented by DIY Poets, Women Say Stuff is their 9th annual International Women’s Day poetry event. It celebrates women's voices on the mic. The three fabulous featured poets are Simona…

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Family Friendly

Charlie Comet and the Magic in the Attic

Date of event: 9 Apr 2024 Event start time: 2:00pm - Event end time: 2:30pm

Venue Address: Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Drive, Nottingham, NG8 4PN

It’s summer which means one thing and one thing only for Charlie Comet; play! Swinging throughout the house, causing mischief with his trusty sidekick Jinx in tow, Charlie fills his…

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Simon Withers wearing a black face mask. The word 'Honk' is above his head.
Detail from a piece by artist Simon Withers, Simon Withers 2020

Case Study

On a personal level art, and the idea of presenting art or images, had become a bit of an anxious process... Places like City Arts, and opportunities they offer, can help you out of a trough.

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Key Stats April 2022 - March 2023

1 in 6 Artists employed were deaf or disabled

57k Exhibition audiences for the Window Gallery

134 Artists supported

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