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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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The Search for Teddy Island, Jo Wheeler 2020


The Red Dress Project

Dates of event: Until 16 Jun 2022 Mon - Thur, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

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

A lifelong performance and photography project created by artist and choreographer Manuela Benini. Capturing an evolving series of photographs featuring Manuela’s choreographic movement interactions as she dances within natural, architectural…

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“Sustainable Sculpture – A Conversation” with Michelle Reader

Date of event: 22 Jun 2022 Event start time: 6:00pm - Event end time: 7:00pm

Location: Online

Creating art from household waste and found objects. Hear Nottinghamshire-based artist Michelle Reader talk about making unique figurative recycled sculptures from household and industrial waste and found objects, sourced from…

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Pencil drawing of a field with a dog in it
Participant Artwork, March 2021

Case Study

I know creativity lifts my mental health, but I didn’t know these courses would take me on such a great adventure. I didn’t know that my mental health would improve so much.

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Key Stats 2020/21

70+ Artists supported

5 Podcasts celebrating black creatives in Nottingham

1109 Workshop attendances

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