NewsWhat's next in 2018
While building work begins on our new gallery on Peckham Square, we’re pleased to confirm our future funding and the second of our off-site projects, set to open across multiple venues in Peckham and South London.
We are delighted to announce that we have secured continued funding from Arts Council England for the coming four years up until 2022. Within the context of an increasingly competitive funding climate, to receive an increase of 50% is a fantastic endorsement for us at a time of change and opportunity for the organisation.
As one of only 19 of the 253 National Portfolio Organisations within London to receive uplift in funding, we are hugely grateful to ACE for recognising the value of the work we do. It’s a great validation of our team’s commitment and an important boost for our move to a new building in 2020. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing support we get from our visitors, partners and collaborators in Peckham and beyond – thank you.
We are building a larger and more ambitious Peckham Platform, dedicated to championing social arts and providing an inspirational and engaging creative space – click here to find out more.
Southwark Education Research Project (SERP)
15 March – 22 April 2018
Peckham Platform are delighted to announce the start of a radical education project, commissioning the artists Barbara Steveni and Barby Asante to meaningfully address the erosion of arts in education today.
SERP Reactivated will be reanimated through Steveni’s personal archives dating from 1989 to 1995 that include documentation and memorabilia from the fifteen ‘artist placements’ in schools across Southwark. Spearheaded by seminal artist and Peckham resident Steveni, SERP brought new access to culture and creativity to over 1,500 young people and their teachers.
Now Peckham Platform, Barbara Steveni and artist Barby Asante are working to preserve and reinterpret the archive of this nationally and internationally significant project, creating an important resource and recasting the ground-breaking scheme within a contemporary context. This work – which operated across a broad range of educational departments including young people, teachers and government – will be presented at a number of venues across South-east London in March and April 2018.