In 2015/16 Camden Arts Centre celebrates its 50th birthday. The centre has become an internationally renowned art space, continually recognised for excellence in education alongside a forward thinking, ambitious exhibitions programme housed in a Grade II listed building in North London. We are proud to be a place where art is made as well as seen, our commitment to this evidenced in our long-established residency programme and in the working studios, where people of all ages can exercise their own creativity in courses, schools days and education projects.
To mark the anniversary, we present five lectures looking back on the important role public institutions such as Camden Arts Centre have played in making art accessible for everyone, fostering careers of artists and showcasing challenging work over 50 years. In association with the lecture series, we are publishing a special set of File Notes reflecting on similar themes and written by experts in the respective fields. Read more and book a ticket here.
In summer 2015 we launch our Online Archive, presenting images, texts and multimedia materials detailing our work with artists over the years and highlighting recurring themes which have peppered the programme over the years.
On Sunday 13 September we open the studio doors to let people of all ages experience activities from the artist-led education programme we are so proud of. Everyone is welcome to come and partake in the first official celebration of Camden Arts Centre’s 50 years of inspiring art. More details are here.
During this celebratory year we also launch our Youth Collective, working with young people aged 15- 25 years, and we begin working with new archive volunteers from the local area to sustain the future of our archive. Read more about our Living Archive Project here.