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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 www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/arts


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.



Art China is the official art news publication run by the State News Office of the Chinese government. The professional art media broadcasts news and events from the contemporary art industry.




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.



  mygov.scot 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.



Since 1994 ArtDeadine.Com and the Access Arts® Network has been dedicated to the world wide distribution of information for artists and contemporary art institutions. Our publications span subscription based local, national and international newsletters and magazines; internet based art and artist publications for the professional community; art news networks, and other artist advocacy and promotion services.

Founded by a former Executive Director of an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Director of Goodwill Industries, Access Arts’ mission also serves to promote accessibility to the arts through support of programs providing free education for economically disadvantage and special need populations.

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ArtDeadline.Com was the art world’s first service of it’s kind on the internet, and continues to be the largest and most respected source for artist’s seeking income and exhibition opportunities. We receive and publish more opportunities and event listings per day than any other online or print publication.


Bow Arts was established in 1994 by Marcel Baettig with the kind support of Marc Schimmel, the owner of our Bow Road premises and a valued supporter of the arts. This first site, formed of two adjacent buildings, quickly established itself as a thriving artist studios supporting over 100 working artists.

In 1995 the Trust became a registered arts and education charity, then by 1998, with the further support of Marc Schimmel alongside an Arts Council England grant, we were able to build the Nunnery Gallery, a contemporary art gallery housed at the heart of our Bow Road site.

At the same time we established our now, award winning, schools education programme. The education programme, now working with over 80 schools, offers employment and training opportunities for professional artists in these schools. The artists help young people access education, improve their attainment and learn valuable creative skills.

At present, Bow Arts manages 13 different Studio sites across London and we are developing more. We also operate a Live Work scheme throughout Bow, this provides housing for practising artists who have an interest in community work. Our workspace schemes support over 500 artists with affordable safe spaces to work and grow.


Voluntary Arts works to promote and increase active participation in creative cultural activities across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Across this area there are approximately 63,000 voluntary arts groups, regularly involving more than 10 million people participating voluntarily in creative cultural activities: this activity is, and will continue to be, a critical part of both the bedrock and the grass roots of the cultural life of our communities and nations.

Voluntary Arts' support is particularly focused on those creative citizens who - beyond their own participation and beyond any remuneration - give their time to make such activity more available within their communities (of locality and interest) and to improve the quality and range of those opportunities and activities. It provides a range of Briefing resources to provide the sector with straightforward guidance on setting up and running a charity or voluntary organisation.



Craft Scotland is the national agency for craft.

We work to unite, inspire and champion craft in Scotland.

A Scottish charity, we create opportunities for Scottish makers to exhibit, sell and promote their work, and for the public to see, purchase and learn about craft. We do this through our varied campaigns, exhibitions, events and website.

Craft Scotland works to promote a wide range of crafts, including ceramics, glass, textiles, millinery, furniture, jewellery, metalwork, wood, lettering, musical instruments, paper, basket making, willow weaving, mosaics, heritage craft, and printing on fabric/glass/ceramics (limited productions).*

We run exhibitions and events which connect the public with the Scottish craft community, often working with partner organisations. We also present collections of Scottish craft to the public in UK and International craft, design and art shows.

Our website provides a platform for craft people and places across Scotland to promote their work and connect to a diverse audience. Thousands of people visit craftscotland.org every month to find out more about craft, see what’s on in their area, and commission craft directly from the makers.

A survey carried out on behalf of Creative Scotland and other UK craft agencies revealed that Scottish craft contributes over £70 million to the economy, from an estimated 3,350 Scottish craft makers. We have commissioned a new survey, State of the Sector, to re-examine the craft sector in Scotland. Part of our role is to provide leadership for Scottish craft, so we have created this new report which offers insight into changes in the sector. We hope this will act as a resource for the sector that can be built upon with each annual study.

Our core funding is provided by Creative Scotland, the national leader for Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries.



CuratorSpace is a project management toolkit for curators, organisers, galleries, and artists. It is designed to take the hassle out of managing exhibitions, competitions, fairs, and a whole lot more.


SculptureLondon is London’s only dedicated web portal for Sculpture. Our site is targeted to be easily accessible to a broad audience of collectors, artists, dealers, curators, teachers, historians, connoisseurs, societies, suppliers, enthusiasts and visitors to London.

SculptureLondon aims to deliver comprehensive coverage of London events, spaces & places, galleries, education, suppliers and history and to provide a national and international slant on artists, works, books and trends that are shaping Sculpture.

Conceived and launched in 2016, the founder and editor is Francesca Raleigh. I have a background in finance and have been passionate about sculpture since I was a teenager. The idea to start SculptureLondon grew out of a frustration that there wasn’t a go-to source to find out about London’s Sculpture events, collections, outdoor spaces, public projects, education, galleries and rich history. In my researches I came across stimulating articles, images and videos from around the world which I wanted to showcase – this became Editors Plinth. I also wanted to provide an online catalogue of sculpture art, reference and practical publications and we are in the process of loading up almost 100 books (and some films). I also wanted to provide a resource for sculptors and we have a list of London foundries and national material & tool suppliers, to which we will be adding other categories including workspace.

SculptureLondon is a self-funded start-up and we are targeting income from advertising and sponsorship.



Art in Liverpool is an independent listings site for visual arts in Liverpool, as well as being a platform for critically engaged writing about art. Covering all galleries and museums across the Merseyside region, the website is run by Ian and Minako Jackson.




Visual Artists Ireland: The Representative Body for Professional Artists. It provides practical support to visual artists in all art forms throughout their careers. It provides services, facilities and resources for artists, operates an artistic programme and acts as an advocate for the interests of artists.

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