Who Are We? At Tate Exchange, 14 -19 March

February 14, 2017

A week of participatory installations, conversations, and learning labs Behjat Omer Abdulla working on the ‘From a Distance Series’ with our friends at Valand Academy, Sweden (Photo: Andreas Engman) Curated by Tate Exchange Associates: Counterpoints Arts, The Open University, University of Warwick and Loughborough University As part of Tate Exchange:  14-19 March 2017 www.whoareweproject.com In […]

Counterpoints Arts Co-Director Almir Koldzic selected for the 2017 Clore Fellowship

December 7, 2016

We are absolutely delighted to share that our co-director Almir Koldzic has been selected for the 2017 Clore Fellowship. The Clore Fellowship is a leadership development programme for 24 carefully selected emerging social sector leaders. As part of  Clore’s new Social Leader’s Capabilities Framework, Almir will participate in a programme of  indiviually tailored development and peer […]

Announcing: Who are We? A Tate Exchange project

December 7, 2016

  In a moment of global movement, connection and dis-connection of people across national borders, we ask who are ‘we’? Who gets to decide? We are excited to announce: Who are We? – a week long programme of artist-led workshops, debate, drop in activity and lively disruption, asking what it means to belong – across and […]

It takes a story to make change: ‘I, Daniel Blake’

October 31, 2016

  Image: I, Daniel Blake (Director, Ken Loach, 2016) It’s been 50 years since Ken Loach’s television play Cathy Come Home was first broadcast. It generated huge public debate and outrage about the state of public housing in this country, driving public awareness and change around the issue of homelessness. 50 years on it is debatable, […]

Walking, Talking, Making and Acting: Arts and Social Change Retreat

October 21, 2016

A diverse mix of delegates gathered in Dartington Hall in Devon (5-7 October) for an inaugural ‘Arts and Social Change’ Retreat, with a focus on Migration. This was Counterpoints Arts ‘first retreat’, so we were experimenting with ways of coming together and collaborating through the arts and with the wider team at Dartington Hall. From […]

breach by Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes – blog tour

July 27, 2016

This is breach by Olumide Popoola and Annie Holmes, commissioned and published by Peirene Press for Peirene Now! series. Published on 1st August, with 50p of every sale donated to us at Counterpoints Arts. With thanks to Peirene, the award-winning boutique publishing house based in London, specialising in contemporary European novellas and short novels in English translation. […]

This was Refugee Week 2016!

July 11, 2016

As well as co-ordinating Refugee Week around the country (this year there were more than 600 events) here at Counterpoints Arts we also produced our own events at Southbank Centre, British Museum, BFI and RichMix. Our evening at the British Musuem saw an exciting range of workshops, film screenings, participatory installations and performances in including […]

Interview with Almir Koldzic for Perfoming Borders

July 7, 2016

June 14, 2016 Almir Koldzic | June 2016 Alessandra Cianetti: Almir, your are the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Counterpoints Arts and your work has been focusing on ‘developing creative strategies for making refugees and migrants’ contributions become more recognised and welcomed within the British arts, history and culture’. How did your commitment and work with […]

Everyday on Canalside Summer Party

June 30, 2016

We very much look forward to celebrating the end of the second year of our partnership with the Canalside Residents’ Association. The celebration is in form of a community Summer Party at Canalside Estate with residents, neighbours, local organisations and businesses. The Summer Party is 15.00 to 18.00 on 16th July, Phillip Street, N1 5NU. […]

Stunning New T-Shirt Prints by Marios Schwab and Studio Moross

June 3, 2016

It’s been our huge privilege to have one of London’s most exciting fashion designers, Marios Schwab and the award-winning Studio Moross working with us on creating a unique, small collection of stunning t-shirt designs in support of Refugee Week. When we first approached Marios, our idea was to build on the concept behind Refugee Week […]

Our Summer 2016 programme

June 3, 2016

We celebrate Refugee Week 2016 with a programme of film screenings, music gigs, performances, readings, installations and workshops – all happening across a range of top venues in London. The summer programme includes Learning Labs, a session at Christie’s and participatory events at the Festival of Love, and a rich mix of projects and events […]

Our Dublin Migration Lab: Art / Human Rights / Refugees

June 3, 2016

      Learning Lab is travelling to Dublin this June, 14th to 15th, presenting a very special Lab edition – Art / Human Rights / Refugees – in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Immigrant Council of Ireland and the Irish Film Institute. The two day programme: Dublin Learning Lab programme  

Swedish Minister visits Counterpoints Arts

March 9, 2016

On 8th March we were delighted to host a visit by Alice Bah Kuhnke, the Swedish government minister for Culture and Democracy. The Minister explained something of the situation in Sweden, where more refugees per capita have been accepted than in any other EU Country. Led by our Co-Director, Áine O’Brien, the Counterpoints Arts team […]