About Studio 3 Arts
Studio 3 Arts is a registered charity (1054793) and a company limited by guarantee (3177640). The organisation was established in 1987 by a group of young people from Barking and Dagenham. Graduates of Barking College performing arts department, they were frustrated by the lack of local arts opportunities and decided to develop a project to meet this need.
Our vision is to make outstanding art that is accessible, exciting and transformative. Our mission is that Studio 3 Arts remains at the forefront of socially-engaged, co-created artistic practice. We run a creative venue for artists, communities and individuals and we make work across North East London and West Essex, in all art forms, that creates real change, both in terms of art and society. We commit to the geographic region in which we are based and make our work in collaboration with communities in this area. We create our work in partnership with local people and other stakeholders who can add strength and value to our practice. We prioritise developing artists at a range of career points – particularly those who are emerging or new to the sector. Our physical home is an established arts venue that is locally-driven, curated and produced – combining our own artistic programme with a selection of received works by artists and companies who are interested in the region and our community.