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:
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:
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.
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