Everyone is an artist

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Watercolours with Blue to Green, Panya Banjoko 2022

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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Watercolours with Blue to Green, Panya Banjoko 2022

Exhibition

In Residence

Dates of event: Until 6 Jun 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

This exhibition showcases the work of three artists: Laura Decorum, Gemma Poyzer and Sage M Stephanou. The artists are being supported and platformed by City Arts as part of our…

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Young Producers • Exhibition

WordPlay

Dates of event: 10 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 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

Presented by the Young Producers at City Arts, this exhibition showcases poetry-based artwork by both local and international emerging creatives. Featuring a wide range of voices and talents from up-and-coming…

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Poetry

PoGo in Libraries Launch + Open Mic

Date of event: 11 Jun 2024 Event start time: 3:30pm - Event end time: 5:00pm

Venue Address: St Ann’s Valley Library, St Ann’s Valley Centre, 2 Livingstone Road, Nottingham, NG3 3GG

Join Nottingham Libraries at a poetry event with an open mic to celebrated the launch of PoGo in libraries. Part of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. Produced by City Arts, PoGo…

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City Arts Hosts • Poetry

DIY Poets – Reasons To Be Cheerful

Date of event: 13 Jun 2024 Event start time: 7:00pm - Event end time: 9:30pm

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

City Arts are pleased to host Reasons To Be Cheerful, DIY Poets' event for Nottingham Poetry Festival. It is an online/offline hybrid event from our building in Hockley, Nottingham. This…

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Tory Hayward and friend stand with exhibition of Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs
100 Eggs for Ukraine, Lamar Francios 2022

Case Study

I hadn’t fully anticipated the level of support I would get from City Arts. There was incredible wraparound assistance with every aspect of planning and delivering the project and exhibition.

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Key Stats April 2022 - March 2023

57k Exhibition audiences for the Window Gallery

34% Reduction in carbon emissions

134 Artists supported

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