2017 Archive

Alien Tourists visit Gallions Reach Shopping Park on Saturday 25 November 2017.

2017 was our most successful year yet – in June, Arts Council England announced that we would be joining as a ‘National Portfolio Organisation’ (NPO) in April 2018, guaranteeing our funding from them until 2022. We received a year-round grant for the first time, allowing us to pay our part-time artistic director from June 2017 until we became an NPO – prior to this, all of our directors worked unpaid to create applications until funding was received for each individual project, due to rules preventing retrospective payments. We were also awarded Green Business of the Year in September in the Newham Business Awards, in recognition of the fact that we embed environmental issues and recycling throughout our work. For further details of our events and activities in 2017, click on the links below.