hARTggerston - Art for the Canal

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hARTggerston - Art for the Canal

hARTggerston By hARTggerston

We want to trigger a cultural movement to regenerate Regent's Canal in Haggerston-through ART! Help us realise our dream to make the canal cleaner, more vibrant & enjoyable for locals & canal lovers.

Hackney Idea stage


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We will organise a series of educational workshops, art events & canal clean up events that will involve galleries, cafes, restaurants, schools & other local business and associations, leading to our key event: “hARTggerston for the Canal” It will be a unique art show inspired by the canal that will run contemporarily in multiple venues in Haggerston showcasing art pieces from a variety of artists. A central artwork will be showed in a “hidden corner” of the canal towpath, an area unused and transformed for the occasion for the community & visitors to enjoy. Our plan is to make “hARTggerston for the Canal” a yearly event. Last but not least we will create a digital gallery platform (hARTggerston.com) to promote the artists that support our cause We aim to make a concrete change and build a self-sustainable model for the betterment of the canal. Art sales and funds raised in the above activities will help funding concrete interventions for the canal, unveiled during this campaign.

What we'll deliver:

  • hARTggerston.com – a digital gallery to promote artists that support the Canal regeneration (January)
  • A series of educational workshops, art exhibitions & clean up events to engage with local community (January to April)
  • “hARTggerston for the Canal” – key event bringing community, environmentalists and art lovers together (May)

Why it's a great idea:

We really think that hARTggerston will have a substantial positive impact by: • Raising awareness and stimulating a sense of personal accountability towards the canal regeneration • Bringing together the local community around the appreciation and regeneration of our loved canal • Helping artists that believe in our cause to establish themselves • Attracting art lovers and enviromentalists to the area for the benefit of local business and making Haggerston known for art with a green purpose • Kick starting a yearly art event, expression of Haggerston creative spirit, that will contribute concretely to the canal regeneration. We need your help to make the canal cleaner, greener and more enjoyable for local community and the canal lovers. Be part of our movement!! Even £5 will go a long way in showing your support and help us realise our dream.

Steps to get it done:

  • Hit crowdfunding target (December)
  • Create hARTggerston.com online hub (January)
  • Organise a series of art shows and educational workshops to grow local engagement (January-April)
  • Launch the main “hARTggerston for the Canal” event (May)
  • Trigger a cultural movement raising awareness around the importance of a cleaner canal & contribute to its regeneration

hARTggerston launched during London National Park City Week with an art exhibition by Regent’s canal at the BargeHouse in Haggerston. We now want to trigger a cultural movement growing the engagement with local community, art and canal lovers to raise awareness around the importance of a cleaner & greener canal and contribute to its regeneration.

Location Hackney

Hackney has £845,000 in potential grant funding

About the space



London Borough of Hackney

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How will the money be spent?Total £16,607

Production of "hARTggerston for the Canal" event, inc. art installation & exhibition costs - £4,000 (24%)
hARTggerston.com online hub - £3,000 (18%)
Production & promotion of art events & educational workshops - £3,000 (18%)
Creation of a central art piece in a 'hidden corner' of the canal (part of "hARTggerston" event) - £3,000 (18%)
Project management, marketing, communications - £2,000 (12%)
Other - £1,607 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Production of "hARTggerston for the Canal" event, inc. art installation & exhibition costs
hARTggerston.com online hub
Production & promotion of art events & educational workshops
Creation of a central art piece in a 'hidden corner' of the canal (part of "hARTggerston" event)
Project management, marketing, communications
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Additional funding will be used to increase number of venues participating to “hARTggerston for the Canal” event as well as to fund direct interventions for the canal regeneration"

Total £16,607

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