The arts section of the Tower Hamlets Council’s website is put together by the arts & events team for you to get the best out of the borough in the way of arts and culture and information services. See


CAFA ART INFO is an artistic organisation, closely related to the Central Academy of Fine Arts, which aims to promote domestic artists and communications on an international level.
CAFA ART INFO hopes to provide a platform where artists and art lovers can enjoy and appreciate contemporary art.


In 1971 the Crafts Advisory Committee (CAC) was formed to advise the government ‘on the needs of the artist craftsman and to promote a nation-wide interest and improvement in their products’. 

The first CAC meeting was held at the Council of Industrial Design (now the Design Council) on 6 October 1971 and was chaired by the Conservative minister Lord Eccles – who had responsibility for the arts. Lord Eccles opened the meeting with an outline of the kind of areas which the CAC might usefully investigate: loans and grants, exhibitions, regional links and craft education in schools. 

In April 1979 the CAC was renamed the Crafts Council. It established independence from the Design Council and was granted a Royal Charter in 1982. The objective of the Crafts Council was ‘to advance and encourage the creation and conservation of works of fine craftsmanship and to foster, promote and increase the interest of the public in the works of fine craftsmen and the accessibility of those works to the public in England and Wales’.

In 1991 the Crafts Council moved to 44a Pentonville Road, London, where premises included a reference library, a shop, a café, an education workshop and a gallery space.

In 2006 the Crafts Council decreased its on-site activity and closed the gallery, shop, education workshop and café in order for the Crafts Council to increase its regional activity via partnership working.

In 2011, its 40th anniversary year, over 400,000 visitors saw its five temporary exhibitions, 27,000 people attended its craft fairs, and over 7,000 children and young people participated in its nationwide initiatives.


screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-09-45-37LoveCamden is your go-to guide to help navigate the many amazing things that are going on in this busy central London borough.  


screen-shot-2016-11-08-at-09-44-47LoveCamden is created for and by residents, visitors and local organisations that know the ins- and outs, hidden treasures and what's happening right now! 

Whatever the occasion, LoveCamden is the essential starting point to planning your day, night or week in Camden!


londons-artist-quarterLondon proudly promotes itself worldwide as one of the most important cultural capitals.  Today East London boasts the largest number of artists and arts organisations living and working together in any capital city in the world!

London’s Artist Quarter web site is here to support and help promote this collective voice and to introduce the east end of London as officially London’s Artist Quarter.

London’s Artist Quarter is a valuable brand for an important community that is engaged and supporting the massive regeneration programme of this historic gateway to London.

Situated between the Olympic park and Canary Wharf, London’s Artist Quarter is literally Europe’s gateway to London. Together we can make it work, together we can literally put art on the map and make it part of East London's success and future.

So if you are a creative practitioner or an arts organisation or just interested in the arts and culture, this site is designed for you!

Sign up, promote yourself and your activities or the activities of your organisation. It is all about activity and being loud and proud about it. Post your events, find out what's going on, invite friends, tell people about the cool things to do and places to go in our area.


Arts Jobs and Arts News mailing lists

Arts Jobs details adverts for a range of opportunities within the arts sector including positions that require specialist knowledge and skills, and unskilled positions at arts organisations - which help organisations to run effectively and deliver great art. You can use Arts News to announce arts-related events, news and call-outs for exhibitions.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives.

We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.

Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.
 is the place for people in Scotland to access public services that are easy to find and simple to use – services so convenient, people choose digital first. Mygov. Scot  aims to work closely and in partnership with public sector organisations to put user needs at the forefront of service delivery and design.



Format Magazine is a creative’s interest publication dedicated to sharing the work and experiences of photographers, designers, illustrators and artists around the world.

Through our intimate artist profiles, industry resources and documentary video series, we’re exploring creativity on all levels.

Format Magazine is produced by the team at Format.



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DG Unlimited is a bright, bold membership organisation which promotes and supports the phenomenal creativity of this fabulous region of south west Scotland.

We are an independent charity with hundreds of members and supporters across the region, from every area of arts and cultural activity and interest.

There are visual artists, performers, craft makers, musicians, writers, poets, managers, businesses, galleries, suppliers, cultural groups and many more – including those who simply love the arts.

We started life being called The Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of the Arts, but this really didn’t sum up who we are so became DG Unlimited for day-to-day purposes.  However, for business purposes we remain registered under the Chamber name as Scottish Charity SC044658.

DGU operates with a Board of Trustees together with an Arts Development Director, two Development Officers (East and West) and an Administration and Communications Co-ordinator.