House of Illustration

House of Illustration

Charity information

House of Illustration

House of Illustration is an independent arts organisation, passionate about promoting and celebrating illustration in all its forms.

Founded 2002

  • Mission statement

    From advertising to animation, picture books to political cartoons, medical drawing to fashion design, we put the world's most varied art form centre stage and give it the attention it deserves.

    We put on exhibitions, run international competitions and organise events with some of the world's leading illustrators. We also inspire young people in schools across London through our PICTURE IT education programme.

    We are a world-first creative hub for emerging and established artists working in every aspect of illustration, where skills are developed, work is promoted and the imagination is ignited.

    Our main ambition is to create a permanent home to celebrate the past, present and future of illustration - a place where people can enjoy a changing programme of exhibitions, have a go at creating their own illustrations, and explore Quentin Blake's unique collection of original drawings.

    Join us in turning this vision into a reality and help create the world's first flagship centre for illustration.

  • Aims

    House of Illustration aims to:

    • Nurture new illustration talent and become a creative hub for emerging artists working in every aspect of illustration.
    • Educate the public in the art of illustration, in particular, by operating a centre open to the public.
    • Be a flagship centre promoting illustration and its vital role in communication and the arts.
    • Reach out to young people, families and the general public through our learning programme.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2002

    Registered Charity Number: 1095210

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 40

    Phone number: 02036962022

    Address: 2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH

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