The Award for Civic Arts Organisations: Case Studies 2021

Celebration 2020-21: The First Award for Civic Arts Organisations

March 2021

Authors: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) and King’s College London


This publication celebrates the first Award for Civic Arts Organisations and profiles the ten inspiring organisations shortlisted for the Award, through a series of case studies that have been written and researched by King’s College London MA students. It shines a light on those who have channelled the challenges of this period and boldly reimagined their missions, to put their communities first. The organisations featured in this publication demonstrate the vital role that arts organisations play in sustaining a thriving, creative and connected society, particularly during challenging times.

The Award for Civic Arts Organisations, launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch) in partnership with King’s College London, celebrates civic arts organisations and their response to the pandemic. Open to UK-based arts organisations in receipt of public funding, the Award provides funding totalling £150,000, as well as further support for the recipients to embed their work and share learning.


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Updated on 09 may 2022

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