Welcome to City Arts

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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Performer with hare puppets, watched by a child
Nottingham Puppet Festival, Lamar Francois 2021


‘(un) rest’ & ‘Our Place’

Dates of event: Until 7 Jan 2022 Mon - Thurs, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

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

Two exhibitions showcasing the work of City Arts' Young Producers group. Each year, in November, the Young Producers take over the City Arts' building. They put on an exhibition in…

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What’s Up? – A Digital Story Telling Workshop

Date of event: 11 Dec 2021 Event start time: 10:00am - Event end time: 3:00pm

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

Would you like to develop creative skills and join the conversation on improving mental health? Join researchers from the Storytelling Academy at University of Loughborough and help them understand more…

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Pencil drawing of a field with a dog in it
Participant Artwork, March 2021

Case Study

I know creativity lifts my mental health, but I didn’t know these courses would take me on such a great adventure. I didn’t know that my mental health would improve so much.

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Key Stats

28 COVID-safe doorstep puppet shows in 2020/21

5 Podcasts celebrating black creatives in Nottingham

106 Workshops in 2020/21