Welcome to City Arts

Since 1977, we have collaborated with communities and artists to create and explore art of all kinds – from music to writing, from drawing to dance. We aim to give everyone the chance to be creative, regardless of who they are or where they’re from.

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Performer with hare puppets, watched by a child
Nottingham Puppet Festival, Lamar Francois 2021

Exhibition

‘(un) rest’ & ‘Our Place’

Dates of event: Until 7 Jan 2022 Mon - Thurs, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

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

Two exhibitions showcasing the work of City Arts' Young Producers group. Each year, in November, the Young Producers take over the City Arts' building. They put on an exhibition in…

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Workshop

Theatre and Movement

Date of event: 8 Dec 2021 Event start time: 6:00pm - Event end time: 8:00pm

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

Join the Young Producers for an evening exploring theatre, storytelling and movement. Through fun & imaginative exercises we will work together to conjure new creative ideas. We will also explore…

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Workshop

What’s Up? – A Digital Story Telling Workshop

Date of event: 11 Dec 2021 Event start time: 10:00am - Event end time: 3:00pm

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

Would you like to develop creative skills and join the conversation on improving mental health? Join researchers from the Storytelling Academy at University of Loughborough and help them understand more…

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Workshop

Germinate! Setting Intentions with Sprouted Seed Gardens

Date of event: 12 Dec 2021 Event start time: 2:00pm - Event end time: 5:00pm

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

City Arts' Young Producers present a workshop combining mindfulness and nature. Create your own small, sprouted seed gardens combining natural materials and personal artefacts. The personal objects you add to…

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Jar with illustrated wrapper, sat on top of a pencil drawing of a field.
Participant Artwork, March 2021

Case Study

I can take this course, embed it in my life and benefit from it in the future. I’m now less judgemental to myself. I’m really excited to have discovered City Arts.

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Key Stats

106 Workshops in 2020/21

5 Podcasts celebrating black creatives in Nottingham

13 Bronze Arts Awards for our young participants in 2020/21