Adopting Britain

March 20, 2015

Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration – presented by the Southbank Centre in partnership with Counterpoints Arts (17 April – 6 September 2015) Adopting Britain: 70 Years of Migration is part of the Southbank Centre’s Changing Britain Festival. Inspired by Tales of a New Jerusalem, a series of books by historian David Kynaston, this festival […]









Moving Lives – a pioneering iPortrait

February 27, 2015

Counterpoints Arts launched Moving Lives this week in Dublin. Moving Lives is an online case study of the independent law centre, the Immigrant Council of Ireland – located in Dublin and working nationally and internationally. We coined the term iPortrait to produce an interactive case study that would not merely sit on a shelf but could reach a […]









The ‘Everyday on Canalside’ project website goes live

February 27, 2015

We launched our Everyday on Canalside project website last weekend giving you a sense of what we’ve been producing on Canalside over the past year, together with the different participatory strands that make up this project (Humans of Canalside, Open Spaces, Simple Acts and Moving Worlds). everydayoncanalside.org We’re excited to announce that in late March, […]









Call for Artists

February 16, 2015

Counterpoints Arts invites artists working in visual arts, live art, film, design and architecture to submit work for a one week multi-media exhibition titled dis/placed, running at The Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall, London (15th – 22th June). The theme of dis/placed is informed by huge demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement – according […]









2015 Programme

February 9, 2015

We are living in the midst of huge demographic shifts and unprecedented levels of human displacement. More than ever before, we need bold and imaginative interventions to help us make better sense of the global yet very local experiences of migration. And who better to do it than artists and cultural practitioners who are engaging […]









Launch of our 2015 programme

December 19, 2014

26 January 2015 Hoxton Gallery, 9 Kingsland Road, London E2 6.30pm-8.30pm Please join us for the launch of our 2015 programme and to reflect on the work that Counterpoints Arts has done in the past 12 months. On 26th January we will bring together some of the artists we have worked with, together with partners, funders and friends […]









Counterpoints Arts is recruiting candidates for its Board of Trustees

December 9, 2014

Counterpoints Arts is a creative arts and cultural organisation exploring refugee and migrant experiences. Our mission is to support, produce and promote the arts by & about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their cultural and artistic contributions are recognized and welcomed within British history and culture. We do this by developing creative projects […]









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 […]