Croydon Council is backing its creative community with a fund to help cultural organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Croydon has been named London Borough of Culture for 2023, fending off competition from across the capital. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced the borough’s bid, This is Croydon, had scooped the title and the £1.35m funding award at City Hall this morning (11 February).
Young dancers and musicians have been invited to audition this weekend for an exciting new project, which will culminate in a live performance at Croydon’s newly-refurbished world-class arts centre, Fairfield Halls.
A plan for closer working between the council and the voluntary and community sector in Croydon so more organisations can access council funding and advice has been launched.
Croydon has been named among the capital’s first Creative Enterprise Zones (CEZ) announced by the Mayor of London today (Friday). The borough is one of six from across the capital who have successfully bid for funding from the Mayor to develop as a CEZ – a place where creative industries flourish and grow.
The UK’s leading free performing and creative arts school, The BRIT School, will bring the creativity, energy and diversity of its students to Croydon’s town centre when it launches a dazzling new series of pop-performances this month.
A new £100k youth arts fund has been launched by the council to support more creative projects, programmes and events by and for young people in Croydon.
Street Live’s programme of free live outdoor music, dance, sport and street theatre events will continue to keep the High Street jumping throughout July, promising an eclectic range of opportunities for fun in the sun.
Croydon’s bid to be named London Borough of Culture for 2019 will be submitted to the Mayor of London at the start of December.
If successful, the council will receive more than £1m to boost the borough’s cultural […]