#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. 

Now meeting regularly in South Bermondsey and Peckham with quarterly online meetings. 

Creative Network - OKR

Lunch Club

  • Once a month on a Thursday, 10am - 2pm at Avalon Cafe, Juno Way, Bermondsey, SE14 5RW
  • Next meetings: 8 September, 13 October, 17 November

Supper Club

  • Every 4-6 weeks on a Tuesday, 6.30pm at The Peckham Pelican, Peckham, SE15 5PY
  • Next meeting: Tuesday 20 September 

No need to sign up, just come along. 

Creative Network - OKR is a peer-support network open to anyone involved in, or interested by creative engagement in the Old Kent Road Area. The lunch clubs are a space to meet collaborators, learn from others, share skills and build a supportive community! All welcome.

Our 6-month survey has revealed some great feedback from those who took part in our meetings. Some of our favourites are:

I've made good friends and met people that I've now worked with professionally.

Hearing about different people's projects that really excited me!

We'll be documenting network happenings @cn_okr

Creative Network - London

ONLINE   

Online meetings are now happening quarterly.

An informal space to check in with peers in the sector across London, as well as share successes and challenges. Often we feature guest speakers from the network, who present insights around a recent participatory project they have been involved in shaping. 

Get a sense of how this network started and our vision for making it grow over the future months.

Please contact Natanya with any questions, or to join our local Creative Network mailing list: [email protected]


PAST MEETINGS

During lockdown, we met monthly online over a period of 18 months. A space to connect, share best practice and challenge participatory modes of working during the pandemic. 

Themed sessions included: 

 _ April 2021: Self-care session for creative practitioners with LEAN 's Arts Freelancer Breakfast Club,

_ Online Workshops: the 'new normal' business model? with Anne Noble-Partridge, London Drawing   

_ Keeping positive during Lockdown -  generating a collaborative  Inspiration Resource       

_ Partnership Innovation with Sandra Evans,  Podcast, Community Bridges  

_ Connecting Communities with Jahmar Ngozi, Poetry House London and Pragya Kumar,  Eltham Arts   

 _ Empowering through photography with Bella Okuya, Eye to Eye, Red Rolled and Seen 

 _Intergenerational Outreach with Emma Nutland,  Art by Post, The Southbank Centre 

_ Online Community Building with Rachel Sale,  Southwark Rooms, F.A.T. Studio 

_ Get Creative Festival with Fran Forcolinii,  Make a Wish Dish, Art4Space

 _  April 2020: Creativity and Inclusion with Peter Moreton, Applecart Arts

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!