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October 26, 2018

Test 1 Blog – We’re working with this amazing pop star

News & Opinion, Pop Culture

The Duchess of Sussex has spoken about how she wanted a “modest, classic” wedding dress, ahead of the gown going on display at Windsor Castle. In audio recorded for […]

June 20, 2018

Stimela! 20 years of Refugee Week compilation album

Music

It’s out! Our gift to all celebrating and marking the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week – a fantastic compilation of music donated to us by some of the most […]

June 15, 2018

Escape from Yarl’s Wood

Events & Projects

Ahead of the concert at KOKO London, Lowkey and his collaborators Mohammed Yahya and EbsilJaz recorded a track with lyrics reflecting a story based on the real experiences of detainees […]

June 7, 2018

Refugee Week at 20

Refugee Week

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Refugee Week, co-ordinated by Counterpoints Arts with a range of national partners. It’s the biggest national festival celebrating the contributions, resilience and creativity of […]

May 22, 2018

Who Are We? by Selina Nwulu

Events & Projects

  A piece commissioned by Who Are We? project, an initiative between Counterpoints Arts and The Open University in association with Stance Podcast and the University of York Migration Network. This […]

May 18, 2018

Join us!

Opportunities

  Counterpoints Arts is the leading national organisation in the field of arts, migration and social change. We support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking […]

April 10, 2018

Pop Culture and Social Justice

Pop Culture, Single Vertical

Counterpoints Arts is in the process of piloting a newly funded cross-sector Pop Culture and Social Justice initiative. The aim of the initiative will be to leverage the reach […]

April 10, 2018

Multi-layered Identities and Movement: A Conversation with Yinka Shonibare MBE

News & Opinion

Wind Sculpture (SG) I stands 23 feet tall at the southeast entrance to New York’s Central Park. Created from fibreglass and painted in rich gold, turquoise and terracotta patterns […]

March 21, 2018

Job Opportunity – Pop Culture Creative Producer

Opportunities

Hours: 17.5 – 21 hours (2.5 – 3 days a week), Fixed-term 2 years Salary: £ 35 000 (pro rata) Deadline: Monday 9th April Counterpoints Arts is a leading […]

September 22, 2017

PSYCHEdelight are the new Counterpoints Arts artists in residence

Events & Projects

We’re delighted to announce that theatre company PSYCHEdelight are the new Counterpoints Arts artists in residence. Founded and directed by Sophie Besse, PSYCHEdelight created the play Borderline in 2016 […]

September 21, 2017

Chrissie Tiller’s Power Up for Creative People and Places

Learning

Chrissie Tiller is a writer, teacher and advisor on participatory and socially engaged art practice. In this evaluation piece Chrissie reflects on observations, conversations and practices within ACE’s  Creative People […]

July 19, 2017

The Caged Bird’s Song: A Tangible Beauty

News & Opinion

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written in response to “The Caged Bird’s Song” by Chris Ofili. We only know as much as our eyes allow us […]

July 11, 2017

The Architect: Rebuilding a Dying City

News & Opinion

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written post Refugee Week. The young boy stands among the ruins of his school with his camera phone. Another child […]

July 11, 2017

Queens of Syria: The Royalty of Bravery

News & Opinion

Guest post by Eliana Reeves (intern at Counterpoints Arts), written post Refugee Week. “Oh, my sorrows! I am so unhappy… I shall leave as my city turns to dust.” […]

June 28, 2017

The Good Postman at the BFI for Refugee Week 2017

Events & Projects, Refugee Week

It’s interesting to reflect that when the BFI first started doing a Refugee Week programme, more than 10 years ago, there were not all that many films being made […]

June 20, 2017

The Art and Politics of Simplicity: ‘Refugees Welcome’ in York

Refugee Week

Image: Nelli Stavropoulou Counterpoints Arts was in York last Saturday (17 June) participating in the York Festival of Ideas, working at the University of York on an Impact Research Fellowship […]

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