‘Allo ‘allo ‘allo, what’s all this then…?
I’m Angie, Hackney dweller, mother of three, believer in the power of art to give kids a leg up in life. In a borough where 41% of kids live in poverty, it cheeses me off that there’s a real disconnect between those who get to benefit from arts participation and those who don’t.
In March 2016, I embarked on a year-long mission to give me and the kids I love a #KickUpTheArts. Over the course of that year, I documented my efforts on instagram (Instagram), on my blog (Blog) and in LoveEast Magazine (LoveEast Magazine) sharing information and tips, hoping to inspire people to get up of their ar(t)ses and make the most of East London’s brilliant cultural scene.
In the past year, I’ve come across inspiring, hard-working, passionate individuals and organisations who are the unsung heroes of this culturally resplendent community of ours. I think it’s time someone thanked them for their efforts, got them some publicity and gave them a good night out, so… I’m teaming up with LoveEast magazine to do just that.
The #Artskickers Awards will recognise and reward individuals and organisations whose hard work, dedication, passion, slog and effort inspires communities to engage in and with the arts in East London.
If you’d like to join us, you can start by downloading the I ❤️ #Artskickers image below ?. Take a photo of you (with it) to share on social media and show your support. If you fancy something juicier, we can almost certainly find a job for you so please get in touch 😉
We have teamed up with AwardStage to provide an awesome platform to capture and collate all your #artskicking nominations.
We are honoured to have an esteemed panel of Judges, brought together to pick the winning Artskickers across all the categories.
All the #Artskickers Awards winners will be announced and celebrated at an utterly #artskicking ceremony on March 29, 2017 in Hackney.
We had a whopping 256 submissions, every single one an #Artskicker. We’ve put them ALL on this wall, which will be on display at The Stage EC2 on March 29.
Our committee called, googled, ogled and sneaked in to visit some and after heated debate, here are the shortlisters… Happy snooping ?
COMMUNITY SUPERHERO (Individual) AWARD
Jessica Boatright, Ingeenium
Jo Carter, Immediate Theatre
Kenneth Greenway, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Lara Fiorentino & Greg Key, BSMT Space
Tess Hunkin, Hackney Mosaic
Melita Denaro, Richard Livingstone, Zeynap Dagli and Robin Gardiner,
St. Joseph’s Hospice Arts Volunteers
Pete Bennett, Hackney Wick
Talk to us…