Studio 3 Arts

Celebrating 30 years of socially-engaged, co-created art

Grants from Trusts and Foundations

We source grant funding from trusts and foundations to deliver our core programme of arts projects for people in East London.  In recognition of the value and success of our work, we are often re-funded year on year by key trusts for whom our work plays a significant part in fulfilling their key objectives.  It’s very rewarding for us to be able to make strong relationships with funders who really understand the way we work and the kind of social, artistic and policy changes our work brings about.

Some current examples are:

Open Estate funded by Heritage Lottery Fund

Open Estate embodies a series of heritage-led creative interventions and exploratory community reminiscence processes that will uncover and archive the hidden social history of the Gascoigne Estate, providing a platform for the Estate's diverse community to commemorate the history and stories of the place.

Open Estate is a collaboration between Studio 3 Arts, Parasite Ceramics and Eastside Community Heritage. Gascoigne Estate is currently in the midst of a planned, large-scale demolition and rebuilding process. Our project will use outstanding community-focused heritage practice to capture, validate and celebrate the history and spirit of the old estate, mapping and valuing cultural experiences. The process will include oral history interviews with local residents, led by expert practitioners in collaboration with volunteers, artist-led community engagement intervention to generate local interest and investment, and culminate in a 'living museum' for the estate, to be shown during Open House weekend in September 15 comprising archive-standard oral history,

informal vox pops, a museum of local curios and a sound installation. The programme will be supported by the recruitment of a Project Officer who will be trained in Cultural Heritage skills and work towards an NVQ Level 3.

Big Deal Young Professionals funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Big Deal Young Professionals is a structured programme of industry-standard training, events and performances for young emerging artists in dance, drama and music. Big Deal creates real movement by putting together an outstanding offer of youth arts programming, supported by a range of holistic, youth-work-focused activities that wrap around the artistic provision.  The work is ambitious, cutting edge in delivery style and creative content, and led by the needs and aspirations of the young people themselves.  The work is delivered by Studio 3 Arts Artists In Residence, Jade Hackett (dance), Ashley J (theatre) and Oribi Davies (music)


Here are some further examples of the trusts, foundations and organizations we have been supported by:

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