February 27, 2015

The ‘Everyday on Canalside’ project website goes live

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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 […]

February 16, 2015

Call for Artists

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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, […]

February 9, 2015

2015 Programme

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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 […]

December 19, 2014

Launch of our 2015 programme

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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 […]

December 11, 2014

Learning Lab – Refugee Camps and Urban Settlements: The Role and Impact of the Arts

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What is the place of culture and the arts in the refugee experience when identities and basic human needs are stripped away?

December 9, 2014

Counterpoints Arts is recruiting candidates for its Board of Trustees

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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 […]

July 7, 2014


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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 […]

July 4, 2014

Photobooth on Canalside

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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 […]

July 1, 2014

National Portfolio Funding

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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 […]

June 30, 2014

Award from the Foundation for Sports and the Arts

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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 […]

June 8, 2014

Creativeworks creative voucher award


We are delighted to announce that our collaborative project with Royal Holloway, University of London – (Better) Believe It: Big Journeys, Untold Stories – has been awarded a creative […]

June 6, 2014

Celebrating Sanctuary London 2014


Here comes the programme for the latest edition of our Celebrating Sanctuary London Festival, kicking off Refugee Week 2014 with exciting new musical collaborations, performance art, family fun, workshops […]

June 5, 2014



To mark Refugee Week 2014, Counterpoints Arts has teamed up with BFI to organise a small film programme, which includes A World Not Ours – an intimate and unusual documentary […]

June 1, 2014

Refugee Week 2014


Refugee Week 2104 is dedicated to the Superheroes of Our Future – young refugees and migrants whose resilience and skills will help us create a better Britain. Find out […]

May 20, 2014

Everyday on Canalside

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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 […]

May 20, 2014

Refugee Week 2014: Our Shared Future

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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 […]

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