Celebrating the Unsung Heroes
of East London’s Art Scene


chief_artskicker‘Allo ‘allo ‘allo
what’s all this then…?

PIC (Angie)

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 here (Instagram @TheArtsCrusader), here (Blog) and here (Love East 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 Love East magazine (Love East 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.

I’ve got a totally #artskicking team of volunteers organizing the whole shebang with me.

If you’d like to join us, we’d probably find a job for you so please get in touch 😉

1. Nominate

We have teamed up with AwardStage to provide an awesome platform to capture and collate all your Artskickers nominations.

2. Judge

We are honoured to have an esteemed panel of Judges, brought together to pick the winning Artskickers across all the categories.

3. Award

All the Artskickers Award winner will be announced and celebrated at an Awards party. Tickets will be available from xx/xx/2017.


Talk to us…

We’re always happy to hear from anyone who bothers their #arts to get in touch, no matter the reason. You can do it on instagram, twitter or facebook, or email us right here. Over to you…

For press related stuff, or if you’d like to have a chinwag with one of our artskicking judges,
email Julie :  julie@nutshellpublications.co.uk