Everyone is an artist

Drum circle in church hall, photographed from above.
Blue to Green Drum Circle, Lamar Francois 2022

Since 1977, we’ve been breaking down barriers to reconnect people with art, culture and creativity. We stand up for people who are underrepresented in the arts. We see talent where it has been overlooked and undervalued. Anywhere can be your studio, your gallery, your stage. At City Arts, we believe you are an artist. 

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Drum circle in church hall, photographed from above.
Blue to Green Drum Circle, Lamar Francois 2022

Exhibition

Back to My Roots, and back to my roots

Dates of event: 23 Jul 2024 - 29 Aug 2024 Mon - Thu, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

Venue Address: The Window Gallery, City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

An exhibition of five portraits in oil painted by Nottingham-based contemporary surrealist artist Laura Decorum. They explore the artist’s family history and they challenge oil painting’s historic role in immortalising…

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Family Friendly

Hoopla! in Bulwell

Date of event: 1 Aug 2024 Event start time: 10:00am - Event end time: 2:30pm

Venue Address: Behind the Toy Library, Bulwell Hall Park, Squires Avenue, Nottingham, NG6 8GG

Returning for a third year, Hoopla! is a fun, free, outdoor mini-festival for ages 0-4. Enjoy puppetry, music, play, movement and exploration. A wonderful event. There was so much joy…

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Family Friendly

Hoopla! in Aspley

Date of event: 6 Aug 2024 Event start time: 10:00am - Event end time: 2:30pm

Venue Address: Melbourne Park, Melbourne Road, Nottingham, NG8 5HJ

Returning for a third year, Hoopla! is a fun, free, outdoor mini-festival for ages 0-4. Enjoy puppetry, music, play, movement and exploration. A wonderful event. There was so much joy…

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Young artist holds certificate reading ELEVATE. They are standing next to the course leader.
Caitlin receives her ELEVATE certificate, Lamar Francois 2023

Case Study

I'm definitely a lot more enthusiastic about things since taking part in the course. I’m a lot more driven and I'm a lot more confident about taking opportunities.

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Key Stats April 2023 - March 2024

915 Young children and their grown-ups at Hoopla!

30% of our attendances were by disabled people

48k People enjoyed our outdoor performances

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