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Since 1977, we have collaborated with communities and artists to create and explore art of all kinds – from music to writing, from drawing to dance. We aim to give everyone the chance to be creative, regardless of who they are or where they’re from.

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Artist Joey Wheeler talks to course members at City Arts
ELEVATE Launch at City Arts , Lamar Francois 2022

Exhibition

The Red Dress Project

Dates of event: Until 16 Jun 2022 Mon - Thur, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

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

A lifelong performance and photography project created by artist and choreographer Manuela Benini. Capturing an evolving series of photographs featuring Manuela’s choreographic movement interactions as she dances within natural, architectural…

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Talk

“Connecting Wildlife Street by Street – A Conversation” with wild.NG

Date of event: 25 May 2022 Event start time: 6:00pm - Event end time: 7:00pm

Location: Online

Hear artist collective wild.NG talk about their community-led project to aid nature’s recovery and grow a wild urban future across neighbourhoods. From their Pavement Wildflower Graffiti events and #poisonfreepavements campaign,…

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Talk

“Sustainable Sculpture – A Conversation” with Michelle Reader

Date of event: 22 Jun 2022 Event start time: 6:00pm - Event end time: 7:00pm

Location: Online

Creating art from household waste and found objects. Hear Nottinghamshire-based artist Michelle Reader talk about making unique figurative recycled sculptures from household and industrial waste and found objects, sourced from…

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Illustration of three nurses pushing a hospital bed. An eagle flys above it.
Letter To The CF Trio, Alastair Flindall 2021

Case Study

You sometimes feel down when you’ve got Cystic Fibrosis. You feel a bit 'woe is me'. On those days, instead of wallowing, the project has inspired me be more creative.

Read Maisy's story

Key Stats 2020/21

13 Bronze Arts Awards for our young participants

28 COVID-safe doorstep puppet shows

5 Podcasts celebrating black creatives in Nottingham

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