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Colour in Romford

Funded on Spacehive 27 August 2016

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Colour in Romford

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We want to make our community colourful! Colour in Romford is a campaign to bring street art to our town, brightening up our grey High Street and creating community spirit.

Romford Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 27 Aug 2016!

Here in Romford we believe Art is for everybody - we want to free it from it's ivory tower and plaster it all over walls...literally. Last year we started our mission, working with local artists to produce four street art murals which now proudly brighten up our High Street. An overwhelming response from our community has fuelled us to take Colour in Romford a step further. Young people are so often forgotten when it comes to genuinely shaping their community. Although often engaged, young people rarely get the chance to make a serious impact on their town. We want to launch a competition with every College in the Borough, giving local students the opportunity to design their own piece of street art, whilst learning about the regeneration of Romford, and the impact of cultural regeneration on a broader scale. Once selected, our winners will work with our partners, local businesses and landlords to bring their creations to life...making our community colourful!

What we'll deliver:

  • Educate College students on the importance and possibilities of cultural regeneration locally and further afield.
  • Launch a competition for local College students
  • Work with local businesses and landlords to install selected artworks on their buildings
  • Work with local students to design and produce multiple large scale street art pieces

Why it's a great idea:

Romford, like most urban jungles can be grey and uninspiring at times; We want our High Street to be a place that doesn't just sell to us, but makes us smile and lifts our mood, providing accessible art for all ages and backgrounds. Working with students we hope to inspire our young community to take an active role in regenerating, shaping and curating our High Street - fostering a positive relationship with their town. Located in a variety of sites, the students murals will utilise both abandoned spaces and existing businesses; making them more attractive to potential tenants as well as highlighting the range of excellent businesses that already exist in the town. Colour in Romford is one step on a long journey for Romford - one day we believe we can be the centre of a cultural hub where people don’t have to leave the Borough to have access to creativity. Through the audience friendly medium of street art we will continue our mission to develop audiences in the area.

Steps to get it done:

  • Confirm sites for winning designs
  • Install all murals
  • Launch competition for College students to produce murals
  • Launch finished project to the community and Colleges
  • Run workshops/talks with College students to engage and inform about project and cultural regeneration more generally
  • Work with partners and students to develop winning designs into feasible murals

Location Romford

About the space


London Borough of Havering

How will the money be spent?Total £24,667

Murals - £15,000 (61%)
Design Fees - £2,500 (10%)
Design Fees - £2,500 (10%)
Art workshops - £2,000 (8%)
Marketing Materials - £1,000 (4%)
Marketing Materials - £1,000 (4%)
Other - £667 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Design Fees
Design Fees
Art workshops
Marketing Materials
Marketing Materials
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £24,667

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