Candid Arts Centre is a self-funded charity arts organisation that was established over 30 years ago. Covid-19 has put its future in jeopardy.
Candid Arts Centre is too big to qualify for any of the government grants, so we have started this crowd funder appeal for donations including some great value rewards which can be redeemed once the crisis is over.
Candid Arts Centre
The centre holds daily life drawing classes and is home to 25 artists' studios, a gallery space of 220sqm, a music/performance/exhibition venue of 250sqm, a cinema/performance space of 160sqm, a drawing & painting studio of 220sqm, as well as a cafe/restaurant & a charity shop.
The largest space of its kind in Islington, London and has huge running costs. In normal times we can welcome several thousand people a week though our doors to enjoy our varied activities. But since its closure, due to government restrictions, visitors are now down to zero along with the associated income. The 50+ creative practitioners who occupy the 25 studios are having similar problems in sustaining their independent businesses.
We have set up this appeal with the goal of securing the future of the centre for the promotion of the arts and arts education, as well as helping the artists in the individual studios.
Keep safe and thank you from all at Candid Arts.
Special thanks to the Between Bridges Foundation who have specially commissioned poster designs by internationally renowned artists as rewards to exclusively aid arts organisations suffering from the Corona crisis.
Artists include: Gillian Wearing, Mark Leckey, Nicole Eisenman, Isa Genzken, Andreas Gursky, Heike-Karin Föll, Luc Tuymans, Stefan Fähler, Christopher Wool, Jochen Lempert, Tomma Abts, Özgür Kar.
First Floor Gallery
Skylab Life Drawing