April 7, 2021

Announcing Counterpoints Arts and Southbank Centre – Artist Open Call

Blog, Events and Projects

Counterpoints Arts is collaborating with the Southbank Centre once again, this time to commission an artist with lived experience of displacement or migration to develop new live work for public spaces.

March 17, 2021

New Brave World: The power, opportunities and potential of pop culture for social change in the UK


By Alice Sachrajda and Marzena Zukowska, with foreword by K Biswas, supported by Unbound Philanthropy, March 2021. Download the report (pdf) “In 2017 the previous report in this series, Riding the […]

March 16, 2021

Thinking as a ‘we’ again: Building collective worlds of mutual aid and creativity between/across digital platforms


Dr. Kit Braybrooke invites the kind of thinking that brings the notion of ‘we’, and the idea of ‘nourished’ digital public spaces in the post-Covid 19 world.

March 16, 2021

Icebergs and Spiderwebs


Kuba Szreder reflects on the economies of care and mutual aid that make art possible.

March 5, 2021

We are looking for two Digital Production Assistants!


Image credit: Bumi Thomas Hours: 25 hours a week Salary: National Minimum Wage Duration: 6 months Are you based in London or surrounding areas, aged 16-24 and on Universal […]

March 5, 2021

Pop Culture Meets Social Change Retreat


Taking place over three days, the retreat will bring together a range of selected individuals from the worlds of comedy, video gaming, broadcast, visual and performing arts, digital and news media, the charity sector together with the fields of policy, activism and philanthropy.

February 10, 2021

New Theory of Change

Blog, News, Refugee Week

We’re pleased to share an updated version of the Refugee Week Theory of Change, which sets out the difference we want Refugee Week to make, and how we believe […]

February 4, 2021

Who is the contemporary Athenian?

Blog, Opportunities

Open Call: Hippodamia in Context Victoria Square Project in collaboration with Counterpoints Arts and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at Columbia University, launches the first call […]

January 19, 2021

Announcing our new commissions

Blog, News

As part of the ‘To love, care, breathe…as acts of justice’ commissioning project we wanted to hear from socially engaged artists who are responding to the social changes that are undoubtedly underway and also exploring themes close to Counterpoints Arts’ heart and mission.

December 11, 2020

Reflections on a year of change, challenge and learning


It’s been a year of hard challenges and truths, forcing us all to confront our individual and collective fears, shortcomings and assumptions.

December 11, 2020

Our Story and Vision: Counterpoints Arts Evaluation


We are so pleased to share ‘Our Story and Vision’; a new narrative-based report written by our critical friend, Chrissie Tiller.

December 10, 2020

Gresham Neighbourhood Plan


Isabel Lima, Season 1, Beyond and Now Gresham’s Wooden Horse(2017) was a project initiated by artist, Isabel Lima, bringing together disparate communities living in Gresham, Middlesbrough (UK). Many of […]

December 10, 2020



Neema Iyer, Season 1, Beyond and Now The coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainties across communities and presents us with questions of new ways of being and doing. Coupled with […]

December 10, 2020

Knowledge Kitchen


Patricia Kovic and Blanka Deroko, Season 1, Beyond and Now A New Model for Art and Design Education And Self-Organization of Syncretic Practice A New Paradigm of Teaching, Grounded in […]

December 3, 2020

Theme of Refugee Week 2021: We Cannot Walk Alone

News, Refugee Week

We’re delighted to share the theme for Refugee Week 2021, the national festival coordinated by Counterpoints Arts that celebrates the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. There is a […]

November 24, 2020

Open call: To love, care, breathe … as acts of justice


See our new ‘open call’ for commissions.

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