#CreativeNetwork - London is a peer support network open to anyone involved in participatory arts across London, to support each other now and build foundations for the future. 

Meetings are informal - a space to check in with peers in the sector, as well as share successes and challenges. Alongside this, each meeting features a Creative Network - London guest speaker, to share learning around a recent participatory arts project they have been involved in shaping. There is always plenty of room for questions and discussion to surface on the day! 

Meetings
Our first in-person meet-up since 2019 is happening!

Join us for this first in-person event, an informal lunchtime gathering. This meet-up will be a chance to bring the network together, and celebrate the dappling of summer in a beautiful corner of London.

When: 12.30 - 2pm on Friday 17th September 2021
Where: Bonnington Square, London, SW8 1TE  

The meet-up will be a soft launch into our Creative Community Champions programme for the year. Whether you've attended many Creative Lives events before, or whether this is your first time coming along - no matter what your experience of the creative participation sector in London - you will be most welcome. 

Please RSVP via Eventbrite

Please contact Natanya with any questions: [email protected]

Online Meetings

#CreativeNetwork - London meets monthly online, on the last Thursday of every month, usually between 9.30 - 10.30 am. 

Our next online meeting will take place on Thursday 28th October.

To attend, please register for free via Eventbrite.

Let's keep in touch

You can attend as often as it suits you, and any suggestions for features are most welcome! Please contact Natanya with ideas, suggestions or questions: [email protected]

Hope to see you virtually soon! 

Slack

Join #CreativeNetwork - London online community over on Slack. This is an online space where we can share opportunities, resources and carry on discussion in between meetings. Join here — you will be most welcome! 

 

Past Online Events Listings

#CreativeNetwork - London has been meeting monthly online since April 2020, prior to which meetings were held in a different London borough each month. 

April 2021

Theme: Looking ahead - Arts Freelancer Breakfast Club with LEAN 

March 2021

Theme: Self-care session for creative practitioners

Guest speaker: Merlin Evans, Medical Artist, Writer, Educator and Director of ‘Drawn to Medicine’ and founder of the online illustration school ‘Inktuition’.

February 2021   

Theme:  Running Online Workshops: the 'new normal' business model?

Guest speaker: Anne Noble-Partridge, London Drawing co-founder

Featured Project: Online Life Drawing, London Drawing 

January 2021 

Theme: Keeping positive during Lockdown

Featured Project: #CreativeNetwork - London, Collaborative  Inspiration Resource         

December 2020 - reflecting on 2020

November 2020   

Theme: Partnership Innovation

Guest speaker: Sandra Evans, Community Bridges founder

Featured Project:  Podcast, Community Bridges           

October 2020

Theme: Connecting Communities

Guest Speakers: Jahmar Ngozi,  Founder, Poetry House London  ; Pragya Kumar,  Eltham Arts   

Featured Projects: The Lost Generation, Jahmar Ngozi; Creating Connections, Eltham Arts     

September 2020   - Six Months Online, Review

August 2020   

Theme: Empowering through photography 

Guest Speaker:   Bella Okuya

Featured Project:  Eye to Eye, Red Rolled and Seen 

July 2020           

Theme: Intergenerational Outreach         

Guest Speaker: Emma Nutland

Featured project:  Art by Post, The Southbank Centre 

June 2020   

Theme: Online Community Building         

Guest Speaker:   Rachel Sale, F.A.T. Studio Founder and Co-director 

Featured Project: Southwark Rooms, F.A.T. Studio 

May 2020 

Theme: Get Creative Festival                   

Guest Speaker: Fran Forcolinii, Artist

Featured project: Make a Wish Dish, Art4Space

April 2020           

Theme: Creativity and Inclusion 

Guest Speaker: Peter Moreton,  Applecart Arts, Artist Director

Featured Project: Applecart Arts