Hackney Stream is supporting the #Artskickers Awards ...
... and we think you should too.
Angie Gough has spent the past year giving herself and her kids she loves a #KickUpTheArts, documenting it on social media as @TheArtsCrusader. Now, she’s teamed up with Love East magazine to organise the #Artskickers Awards to celebrate, shout out and reward “people and organisations whose hard work, dedication, passion, slog and effort inspires communities to engage in and with the arts in East London.”
Angie has put together a team of local volunteers, she’s got an amazing panel of judges (including her sister Denise Gough, Sharon D. Clarke, Lemn Sissay, Gavin Turk, Zabou…), she’s got the editor of the Observer to chair the panel, she’s got sponsors to give her the money and all the other stuff she needs to pull off a brilliant ceremony, she’s got brilliant, thoughtful prizes that people will actually want to win. It’s all ready to go, now she needs help to get the word out.
They want to reach as many #artskickers and future artists as possible, to make sure we’ve cast the net as wide as possible so we can unearth the unsung heroes and share their stories and remind people how brilliant and creative East London is.
How you can help
- Share this information with your contact network
- Distribute posters and flyers in your borough
- Share details about the Artskickers on your social media (and with your mates)
- Follow @TheArtsCrusader on insta / twitter / fb to see what it’s all about
- Nominate an Artskicker!
If you would like, Angie will come to meet you to tell you more about it, she’s really keen to make sure efforts are co-ordinated so the awards can have maximum impact.
Getting nominated for an Award can boost confidence, opens doors and windows to all kinds of opportunities. The Artskickers are going to do that for East London artists and art facilitators, people working at grass roots, fighting to make sure everyone gets the chance to experience the benefits that participation in the arts brings.