PRESS RELEASE: Local Art Collective and Community Group awarded £203k for 3 year creative programmeWalthamstow, East London - Two Walthamstow based arts and community organisations have been awarded over £200k in funding from the Local Trust to help deliver creative and cultural activities in the areas where they based. The project, “Urban by Nature”, named to reflect the communities they work in which border Epping Forest and the Lee Valley, will work with local people to commission new activities for the benefit of residents and businesses.
GLA funding award to East London arts group for first new wave of legal art walls in London.Wood Street Walls have received grant funding from the Mayor of London for “Leytonstone Art Gardens” as part of the Mayor’s Community Green Space Grants 2018. The Mayor has awarded £1.1 million in grants to 55 local projects to help create and improve green spaces. The Community Green Space Grants include projects to improve parks, design new green spaces, green school playgrounds, plant trees, install sustainable drainage and restore waterways. The grants are one element of the Mayor’s £9 m...
Zarah Hussain collaborates with Wood Street Walls & Amal - a Said Foundation Project, for Pick Your Pattern 2017Wood Street Walls, supported by Amal – A Said Foundation Project - has has commissioned Zarah Hussain in collaboration with Wood Street Walls to paint her first outdoor mural of 2017, asking the public to choose between four different artworks inspired by Islamic geometry and patterns - the winning design will be painted on the wall on the corner of Walthamstow Market & Vernon Road in the month of June as part of Ramadan and Eid celebrations.
ABOUT WOOD STREET WALLS
Wood Street Walls has three main goals as an organisation:
1. To bring public art to our area of East London for residents and visitors to enjoy, to encourage greater footfall and custom to local business. We have looked to other successful initiatives over the pond such as Wynwood Walll
2. To provide free periodic workshops for the charities, school children and beyond - to build a connection between the artistic and local community and help develop grow new talent for the next generation of artists.
3. Our final and biggest goal of our project is the establishing of a new creative hub for the area: Wood Street Studios, by repurposing a disused and derelict building in the area. According to a study commissioned by the Mayor of London, in 5 years over 30% of the current 14,000 artists in London will no longer have a place to call their own due to rising rents and land being developed by residential housing.