There are a number of current or recent projects funded either by commissions or grants, these include:
Academy Central: a co-curated public art programme commissioned by Taylor Wimpey for their new development on Longbridge Road, Barking. The work includes cast concrete sculptures, mosaic, storytelling and ceramics.
Big Deal: support from Children in Need for our rolling programme for young people in Barking and Dagenham and neighbouring boroughs. The programme includes open-access dance, drama/comedy and music sessions, regular performance events and arts industry masterclasses, professional development training for emerging artists and accreditation through Arts Award. For more information, visit the Big Deal page.
Care City: a project made in collaboration with Care City, an NHS initiative to help older people and carers in north east London. Studio 3 Arts have been funded to support the launch of this initiative through a 'Life At 80' drawing competition in partnership with local schools, a video discussing how technology effects elderly residents in Barking & Dagenham today and a beautiful wall-paper design.
Merchant Of Venice: In what is being called our "most ambitious and high profile project yet", Studio 3 Arts are exhibiting a re-imagination of the Shakespearean play Merchant of Venice. Staged outdoors, the play will be highly contextualised in Barking and Dagenham but will stick to Shakespearean language. Taking place from the 5th-10th July, the project is quickly gathering momentum. Watch this space.
Neighbourhood Commission: a project which will enable us to give residents across the borough of Waltham Forest a chance to explore their artistic sides through interactive projects. The exciting new arts project is going to be rolled out in Leytonstone, Leyton and Chingford. Through an arts based audit, we hope that its question will challenge the existing notion of who is an artist and who makes art - looking at creative professionals like bakers, nail technicians, gardeners and hairdressers as artists.
Open Estate: is an arts-led social history project involving artists, heritage professionals, local community groups and the residents of the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, East London. Through an 18-month programme of social engagement, arts and heritage activities led by artists and local volunteers, Open Estate develops community relationships and celebrates the rich history of the Estate. Open Estate is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and managed by Studio 3 Arts, in partnership with Parasite Ceramics and Eastside Community Heritage.
Vicarage Fields: a creative, artist-led consultation project to support the planning process for the future development of Vicarage Field. Proposing a package of interventions themed around growth, ecology, seeds, height and nature - Studio 3 Arts will transform an area of the centre into a 'Potting Shed', cultivating the future of Vicarage Field through conversation and activity with local people.
The Wisdom Well: Arts-led community engagement programme funded by MOPAC. The work uses photography to engage local people in a conversation about community resilience, connectedness and intergenerational topics, as part of Barking and Dagenham council’s overall Community Safety and Crime Reduction strategy.