Architectural drawing of the new Peckham Platform space Architectural drawing of the new Peckham Platform space

Successful Award – Arts Council England’s Capital Investment

PROJECT

We are pleased to receive £380,000 from Arts Council England's Capital Investment Programme

Details

Tuesday 10 May 2022

This award will enable us to establish a new home on Peckham Square. The space, created with the vision of being ‘Everyone’s Platform’, will ensure that Peckham Platform has the ability to expand its reach and impact, working with local communities to create culturally significant art projects.

Opening in 2023 the venue will include a gallery and workshop spaces – making our permanent home more visible, accessible and welcoming to communities.

“We are overjoyed. This funding is a hugely meaningful endorsement of our work, and an incredible opportunity for Peckham’s resident and creative communities. This is a pivotal moment for our organisation. The work we do can be transformative to peoples’ lives and this grant allows us to significantly expand our activity and ensure the future development of Social Art practice for communities in Peckham and beyond.” Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf, Artistic Director

Peckham Platform’s Chair, Péjú Oshin adds: “Peckham Platform ensures everyone has equal access to connect with, influence and create art through its socially engaged practice. It creates a safe space for people to question, and I believe the world is in need of safer spaces like ours. This award will enable Peckham Platform to embark on its next significant phase to deliver its vision.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said “World class creativity and culture needs a resilient and sustainable infrastructure to allow it to flourish. With these investments in the buildings, equipment, and digital systems of cultural organisations across England, we are helping to secure the future of that infrastructure, and making sure that people from every part of the country can continue enjoying all the benefits it delivers for years to come.”

For more information please contact Karin Kihlberg at karin@peckhamplatform.com

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