Hackney Road
Art Competition

Partnered with Regal Homes

Enter your 'regeneration' themed masterpiece to be in with a chance to win!

Enter your artwork in our exciting competition for 2017

The Hackney Road Art Competition is an exciting opportunity to find a new and unique work of art which will be included in regeneration plans for Hackney Road. The winning art work will be placed in the heart of a new mixed-use development providing new local jobs and homes. Leading London developer Regal Homes are keen for the area to be inspiring and to reflect the creative nature of this area.

Competition entries must reflect the theme of ‘Regeneration’ and must be suitable to be exhibited in a public place. There will be two age catagories. These are 10-15 and 16 and over.

Minimum A3 – Maximum A0
The work can be a painting, drawing and/or print making however it must appropriate for all ages.

The winning artists will see their work exhibited by Regal Homes on the site of their new development. The winning piece of work, with the other short listed works, will be also exhibited at an open house evening. The winning artists in both catagories will receive £500 with one runner up in each category receiving £100.

How to apply
Entrants will need to complete our competition entry form including a short biography (300 words max) about themselves, their work and their inspiration for the piece.

Entry forms are available to download here or you can email Caroline Barlow requesting a form.

Please click here for full competition details and rules.

About us

Arts For All is a community creative centre based in Shoreditch in the East End of London. We run creative clubs for local people and aim to build confidence through creative achievement. Our exciting clubs for adults and children incorporate many different art forms and materials.

At Arts For All we believe that if you introduce an element of creativity into a person’s life, then it will positively affect every area of their lives. In reference to “Every Child Matters” we are concerned with every aspect of the welfare of the people who attend Arts For All. Ideally, everyone should have these opportunities and at Arts For All we provide creatively based, good quality projects for the whole community. Discover More →

Clubs for children

Our work with local children is at the heart of Arts For All. The area we are in is full of diversity and at Arts for All, children from all different backgrounds and cultures mix together happily in our creative environment.

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Clubs for adults

From life drawing to textiles-based arts and crafts groups, our classes are all run by an enthusiastic and dedicated team. We run classes open to all adults of various backgrounds and abilities as well as classes for adults with learning disabilities.

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At Arts For All we frequently go to schools, nurseries, hospitals and community centres, running all types of creative projects. These will be a one off session or a series of sessions to complete a specific project.

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I like the fact that my children get the opportunity to work and play among such a diverse group of people which includes special needs adults and adult volunteers from the community.

Katrin Harrow

Arts For All, and Caroline who runs it, were always there telling me that I was capable and even offered revision classes for us when we were struggling. As well as all the fun and creativity Arts For All is unique because they care about everyone as individuals.

Ilias M Abashekh

I have personally witnessed the passion, commitment and love the staff show the children who attend, and the results are palpable; every club is full, and I have watched individual children radically improve their outlook, aspirations and educational attainment.

Oona King
- Baroness King of Bow

Without groups like this, and wonderful people like Caroline and her team the community would be a colder and less colourful place to live in. These times we live in, no one seems to have any time. Caroline has created a safe and happy place where everyone is welcome and everyone is equal, and you can relax, interact and enjoy your creative side.

Sadie Wright

We are indebted to Arts for All for providing a safe and happy place for our children to learn, guided by a knowledgeable team who is dedicated to putting children’s wellbeing first.

Nayia Yiakoumaki and Nuno Rodrigues

Arts for All is about people, kids and adults, working together doing a creative activity, in a safe and happy environment, to build self-esteem and confidence. It helps reduce stress and promotes happiness. Arts for All provides special care for every person who attends. They know everyone individually and supports and loves them so that they can grow in confidence.

Trish Griffin

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