We are thrilled to announce that a new project, Acton Grow and Create, will launch in November, with thanks to grant funding from Awards for All. The social and therapeutic 8-week course, delivered by MindFood, will use art, gardening and cooking workshops to help young adults, 18 – 24 y/o, manage and recover from mental health challenges.
The past few years have been tough for all of us but there have been particular effects felt by young people. In March 2021 a London Assembly study found that 29% of young Londoners surveyed felt down,…Read More
Help us build a community Arts Hub and vegetable garden at the North Acton Pavilion!
We are fundraising through Spacehive to develop the space in order to run gardening, cookery, arts and craft workshops. This will be a community hub for residents of all ages to come together to co-create an exciting creative & cultural community hub with an indoor and outdoor training, eating and social space and a dedicated arts & cookery training room. Attend a "Plot to Pot' workshop, be a volunteer gardener or just enjoy the great food at the cafe. Together we can co-create a vibrant…Read More
ARTification, or Acton Arts Forum as it was known then, emerged out of Acton Community Forum as ACAVA concluded its government-funded work with artists and art spaces in the area. Acton Arts Forum gathered artists, cultural groups, and creatives together in 2003 to decide what we felt would be the best way forward. This gathering established a monthly arts forum to discuss and act upon current and topical arts focused issues; established an annual visual arts exhibition and performing arts festival; and brokered opportunities for the arts communities to thrive.…Read More
The Charity: ARTification continues to reimagine and create the new normal. Using a range of ways to communicate and create, we continue to reflect, trial, explore and experiment with different methods of pursuing our vision. Our Annual General Meeting can be experienced via Artification Facebook live stream in October. If you feel that you have skills to offer the Board of Trustees, then email firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Virtual Acton Carnival 2020. I wanted to extend thanks from ARTification to all of those who made the virtual Acton Carnival 2020 a success! Unprecedented times called for an innovative response, and carnival people willing to showcase and share in a time of isolation.
A huge thank you to all of the Acton Carnival showcase performers for responding at such short notice to the call for virtual Acton Carnival 2020 acts. From a conversation a few weeks ago (thanks for posing that question Mike McKenzie!) we are proud to have…Read More
Sustainability of the Greening South Acton project takes the form of a new orchard planted on The Rec on Bollo Bridge Road for residents to enjoy. Local families were going to plant the trees, however, lockdown prevented that. We do ask that residents continue to care for and enjoy the fruits of them though. Ealing Park Ranger Pat Robinson said: "They are looking a bit thirsty, so if you live locally and want to adopt a tree, please bring a bottle of water when you come to the park and water a tree. That would be great!"Read More
Celebrating someone that has made life better for people through his creativity, resilience, and community spirit. Thank you to Leathon Lacrette for being who you are and doing what you do!
Leathon Lacrette has been crowned the Lockdown King, entertaining and providing a lifeline for thousands of people across London & the world. Dedicated to improving the lives of people in the community, his passion for people drove him to begin a weekly musical escapade that would ease the experience of isolation, bringing enjoyment and connection. He has recently received awards for …Read More
ARTification Annual Reporting
ARTification coordinates and delivers innovative, empowering arts experiences. Having built a reputation as a trusted, community rooted cultural organisation, we worked across perceived and real boundaries that are evident across London and beyond.
Mission Statement: The ARTification vision is to connect people and places through art. We make this happen by responding to local needs and developing our arts and cultural venues, with initiatives that…Read More
The pan-London MyMural project launches in Acton this week with a beautiful painting by artist Leonard Lesic.
The London Mayors Office is supporting the project, its methodology and aspirations. Adam Cooper from the Culture and Creative Industries Unit, Greater London Authority stated: “MyMural is a great initiative that is bringing a fantastic new piece of art to Acton. The mural at Berrymede School will hopefully inspire a next generation of young artist."
MyMural inspires, enables and normalizes the possibilities for new artworks among everyday settings. Thanks to…Read More
ARTification is based in Acton and has delivered innovative, empowering arts experiences since 2003 having built a reputation as a trusted, community rooted cultural organisation.
The word ARTification is an active & dynamic word evoking how people do or make works of art. ARTification is simultaneously symbolic, material and contextual. It is to do with meanings, objects, interaction, and institutions.
ARTification is also a play on the word gentrification. This has enabled some of our creative opportunities including the proliferation of street art based on our…