Create London awarded Arts Council England National Portfolio funding

Friday, 04 November 2022

We are pleased to announce that Create London has been awarded 2023-26 National Portfolio Funding from Arts Council England.

Funding from Arts Council England makes a significant contribution to our core costs, enabling us to deliver imaginative and thought-provoking commissions and programmes in east London boroughs with low cultural infrastructure. Working closely with underrepresented communities, we are delighted that Art Council England has recognised our track record in and commitment to championing equity and diversity, addressing climate change and demonstrating artistic excellence. 

On the back of recent successful projects – including the Hackney Windrush Art Commissions and a House for Artists – we are now preparing for an ambitious future that continues our mission to bring world-class art and architecture to areas where it is least expected, providing inclusive moments for individuals to expand their imaginations, foster collective action and support thriving communities.

Arts Council England has been one of Create London’s most significant supporters since its establishment in 2012 and, since 2014, included in their National Portfolio. We will be awarded £152,760 per year for three years; this support represents around 10% of our annual income and is a keystone of our operating budget. 

We recognise that this is a challenging time for the sector and that Arts Council England were tasked with making difficult decisions, especially in reducing investment in London. We are especially grateful to Arts Council England for continuing to support Create London’s work and extend our best wishes to our peers waiting for positive outcomes today.