LIVING ARCHIVES, CREATIVE STORYTELLING AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

July 7, 2014

COUNTERPOINTS ARTS PLAYS LEADING ROLE IN DEVELOPING AND BUILDING NEWLY LAUNCHED WEBSITE – BIG JOURNEYS UNTOLD STORIES ‘Separated youth’, ‘unaccompanied minors’, ‘unaccompanied alien children’, ‘unaccompanied migrant children’ – frequently used, often interchangeable terms describing young migrants travelling alone under the age of 18.  It’s a growing global phenomenon writes Amanda Levinson for the Migration Policy Institute, [...]

Photobooth on Canalside

July 4, 2014

June 7th saw residents of Canalside Estates in Hackney being photographed by photographer Marcia Chandra, and interviewed by Dijana Rakovic and Áine O’Brien (Counterpoints Arts), and Justin O’Shaughnessy (Shoreditch Trust). Local residents, housing association reps, as well as community workers from Youth of Haggerston were asked to reflect on living and working on the Canalside [...]

National Portfolio Funding

July 1, 2014

Counterpoints Arts has been selected as one of 47 new organisations across England to receive National Portfolio Funding from Arts Council England. This is a huge deal and a big new point of departure for Counterpoints Arts. Over the coming period we will be announcing more detailed plans for our upcoming programme, which will include [...]

Award from the Foundation for Sports and the Arts

June 30, 2014

How often does this happen? The Foundation For Sports and the Arts, which recently closed down, decided that one of their last parting shots would be to award Counterpoints Arts with a generous grant. They did it in order to commemorate the work of their trustee, late Sir Christopher Chataway, who was a world-class athlete, [...]

Everyday on Canalside

May 20, 2014

We’re pleased to launch Everyday on Canalside located on Canalside Estates – a participatory arts and design project funded by the Migration Foundation, Metropolitan Housing Trust. The project is a partnership between Counterpoints Arts, Shoreditch Trust, Charushila and Marcia Chandra and we will be working closely with the Canalside Residents Association, the Metropolitan Housing Team, local businesses and community groups. [...]

Refugee Week 2014: Our Shared Future

May 20, 2014

Between 16th and 22nd June thousands of activities will take place internationally to celebrate the positive contributions of refugees and promote a greater culture of welcome. Here in the UK we thought we would put a spotlight on the refugee children and young people who make (and go on to make) such positive contributions to [...]

Celebrating Sanctuary London

May 9, 2014

We are pleased to announce the programme for the latest edition of our Celebrating Sanctuary London Festival (CSL), kicking off Refugee Week 2014 with exciting new musical collaborations, performance art, family fun, workshops and much more! Produced by Counterpoints Arts, Celebrating Sanctuary is a landmark event that plays a crucial role in promoting Refugee Week to [...]

Faction Films win Google Digital Media Award

May 7, 2014

We were delighted when we heard that Faction Film’s Invisible Picture Show had been nominated for the Google Digital Media Award at this year’s One World Media Awards, we’re even more delighted to hear that it has won. Congratulations to all concerned. If you haven’t already checked out Invisible Picture Show here it is. The [...]

Faction Films’ ‘Invisible Picture Show’

May 1, 2014

Delighted to hear that Faction Films’ Invisible Picture Show about children in immigration detention centres, has been nominated for the Google Digital Media Award at this year’s One World Media Awards. Experience Invisible Picture Show Invisible Picture Show gives a voice to children locked up in Immigration Detention Centres in Australia, Greece, the USA, and [...]

Learning Lab: Digging up the Arts Garden

April 30, 2014

Here’s a link to a short film and publication on our Learning Lab Editions website – DIGGING UP THE ARTS GARDEN, featuring Hassan Mahamdallie (former Senior Strategy Officer at Arts Council England) talking about the groundwork for ACE’s ‘Creative Case for Diversity’ agenda. A hard fought for arts policy benefiting many yet not without its [...]