Refrain/Remain/Retrain: City Arts’ Young Producers present a festival in solidarity with creatives
Every year in November, City Arts' Young Producers take over our venue in Hockley. This year the takeover is going online. Our Young Producers group support and encourage each other…Read more: 'Refrain/Remain/Retrain: City Arts’ Young Producers present a festival in solidarity with creatives'
How we created ‘The Search for Teddy Island’
City Arts created the family friendly puppet show ‘The Search for Teddy Island’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With arts venues closed, we wanted to bring real life theatre…Read more: 'How we created ‘The Search for Teddy Island’'
Have your words featured on ‘PoGo’ – an international poetry app
Showcase your creativity and represent Notts on an international stage. We’re asking you to submit up to 100 words of poetry. It can be any style: from free verse to…Read more: 'Have your words featured on ‘PoGo’ – an international poetry app'
Artists and mental health professionals speak about mental health, creativity and self care
In this video support worker Saffron, artist Meridith and photographer & CAMHS volunteer Neve talk about their experiences of getting help with their mental health. We hear how art can…Read more: 'Artists and mental health professionals speak about mental health, creativity and self care'
Artist Honey Williams on mental health, facing misogynoir and her artistic inspirations
Young people involved in our Express Yourself project posed questions to brilliant Nottingham-based artist Honey Williams. Honey describes herself as a Sonic and Visual Artist & Designer. She is an…Read more: 'Artist Honey Williams on mental health, facing misogynoir and her artistic inspirations'
The Search for Teddy Island
Streaming free on YouTube, The Search for Teddy Island tells the story of a teddy bear’s hunt for a home: the mythical Teddy Island. The journey takes them over land…Read more: 'The Search for Teddy Island'
Ideas for Creative Self-Care from Young Artists
Art can help your mental health. Making art boosts our confidence. It helps us feel more engaged and resilient. Being creative has been shown to relieve anxiety, depression and stress.…Read more: 'Ideas for Creative Self-Care from Young Artists'
City Arts (Nottingham) receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund
City Arts has been awarded £58,277 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure it has…Read more: 'City Arts (Nottingham) receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund'
Suzannah Bedford in conversation with Junction Arts
On Monday 21st September, our Director Suzannah spoke to Junction Arts about art and community engagement. They touched on the ways City Arts has supported communities throughout the pandemic, and…Read more: 'Suzannah Bedford in conversation with Junction Arts'
Black Lives Matter: Our Commitments
City Arts came into being over 40 years ago. Our mission was, and still is, to make art for and with people from some of Nottingham's most marginalised communities. The…Read more: 'Black Lives Matter: Our Commitments'
Dance and art in the age of COVID with Jamal Sterrett Phoenix
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on artist Jamal Sterrett Phoenix's practice. This blog is the second in our #WINDOWONTHEWORLD series which offers a platform to artists who…Read more: 'Dance and art in the age of COVID with Jamal Sterrett Phoenix'
The Search for Teddy Island: COVID-safe family puppet show tours to St Ann’s doorsteps
City Arts is touring a family friendly puppet show ‘The Search for Teddy Island’ to the doorsteps of St Ann's residents. With theatres still closed due to the pandemic, the…Read more: 'The Search for Teddy Island: COVID-safe family puppet show tours to St Ann’s doorsteps'