Counterpoints Arts

Counterpoints Arts

Charity information

Counterpoints Arts

We are a leading national organisation in the field of arts, migration and social change. Our mission is to support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their contributions are recognized and welcomed within British arts, history and culture.

Central to our mission is our belief in the ability of the arts to inspire social change and enhance inclusion & cultural integration of refugees & migrants.

Founded 2012

  • Mission statement

    All aspects of our work are done in collaboration – with artists, arts, cultural and educational organizations and civil society activists working with refugees and migrants.

    We work to reach our mission – to support, produce and promote the arts by and about migrants and refugees – through a range of programmes and along the following three strands: Enabling, Producing and Learning.

    Enabling is about developing strategic programmes and national platforms that enable organisations and practitioners to improve networking, develop practice and showcase work. The main examples of this work are Platforma arts & refugees network and Refugee Week - a national festival that takes place in June each year.

    We produce high quality work across different artforms – events, exhibitions, commissions, digital platforms, artefacts and residencies in order to showcase outstanding work and reach wide and diverse audiences. As part of this strand, we are particularly interested in developing challenging concepts and working with partners and artists who push boundaries, challenge stereotypes and question traditional viewpoints about refugees and migrants.

    Facilitating learning is central to what we do. Our learning labs and platforms are designed as spaces for peer-to-peer learning – encouraging imaginative reflection, cross-sector conversations, skills transfer, and the sharing of evaluation and impact.

  • Aims

    Counterpoints Arts aims to:

    • The promotion of equality and diversity
    • The promotion of human rights
  • Overview

    Established: November 2012

    Registered Charity Number: 1150079

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 12

    Phone number: 02070121761

    Address: 128 Hoxton Street N1 6SH

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