Brockley Street Art Festival team bids for Assembly funding

Tomorrow night, the Brockley Street Art Festival team are making a bid for Assembly funding, to help make the event as successful as possible.

Since Brockley was chosen as the venue for the Global Street Art Festival last year, a small group of local residents has been working hard to secure more than 20 signatures from local businesses and landlords who are providing spaces for art works. They are now bidding for £2,500 to help pay for the costs of the event. They say:

"We have secured collaboration with some excellent local, national and international mural artists, and we have plenty of partners interested in running talks, workshops and other events. We'll need the council funds to pay for all of this, and so we really hope we can count on BC readers' support."

The Brockley Assembly meets tomorrow at 7pm at the Leander Centre, Ship Street, SE8 4DH. In terms of bangs-per-buck, this seems like a good use of public art funding.

10 comments:

Guest said...

I love this initiative! Any idea which landlords have agreed and where we may be able to admire the lovely new artwork?

Moira said...

Come to the meeting tomorrow and you'll hear about some of the walls in the Brockley ward.

Damian said...

For this who can't attend the meeting (working I'm afraid) will the info be available anywhere after?

Moira said...

As soon as walls are confirmed they'll be posted on www.brockleystreetart.com Please be patient as there are only four people doing a huge amount of work to make this happen.

Damian said...

Thanks. Looking forward to it. Especially like the look of Hunto (and Crofton Park bridge could do with cheering up?). Good luck

terrencetrentderby said...

Can this street art reflect the new demographic of Greater Brockley? Floella Benjamin and Bob Marley were great but things have changed. I'm thinking heroes like Bob Dole or Phil Collins?

Damian said...

I'd quite like to see an aalan Partridge mural

terrencetrentderby said...

It would have to be the pic of Alan from the cover of I am Alan Partridge Series 2.

Fuei said...

Has anyone had a lady knock at their door who is vehemently opposed to this festival? I was in the middle of giving my toddler dinner so I couldn't listen to her full spiel, but I'm guessing she was collecting some signatures for protest against it.

Monkeyboy said...

she must have tens of signatures

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