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NewsACE awards £380,000 grant to Peckham Platform

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Arts Council England has awarded £380,000 to launch Everyone’s Platform – a new phase in the redevelopment of Peckham Platform where we will invest in tools to expand our reach and impact of our work. This is almost 40 percent of our 1 million pound target to include the launch of a new venue on Peckham Library Square in 2020. Everyone’s Platform will also include a redeveloped gallery which is more visible and accessible, welcoming all communities. Our new permanent home will have more space, better facilities and a greatly expanded programme of free cultural events.

Peckham Platform Director, Emily Druiff commented: “This is a great endorsement of our work and an incredible opportunity for us – the biggest transformation in our organisation’s history. We know that the work we do can have a transformative effect on people’s lives and this grant will allow us to significantly expand our activity and ensure the future development of social art for communities in Peckham and beyond”.

Joyce Wilson, London Area Director, Arts Council England also noted: “The art and culture community in South London is rich and varied, as demonstrated by these four outstanding organisations which are receiving small scale capital funding. But there is still work to be done, and new communities to reach. All of these funded projects will be doing great work to make this happen – from Studio Voltaire’s affordable workspaces and Matt’s Gallery new event space for the public, to Peckham Platform’s ability to champion community arts engagement and Bureau of Silly Ideas touring work around the country”.

While our new gallery is being built Peckham Platform will deliver an exciting series of projects across Peckham and South London throughout 2018 and 2019. Sign up to our newsletter below or follow us on Twitter and be the first to hear about our programme of co-commissioned exhibitions, social arts research and learning activities.

We are building a more ambitious Peckham Platform, dedicated to championing social arts and providing an inspirational and engaging creative space. You can influence the future of Peckham’s vibrant cultural hub by participating in forthcoming public events.

We want to say a huge thank you to all of the visitors and supporters who have been part of Peckham Platform, and we hope you will join us as we create a bigger and better Peckham Platform together.

Sign up to our newsletter below or follow us on Twitter and be the first to hear about our programme of co-commissioned exhibitions, social arts research and learning activities.