Cultural Impact Award winners, London Borough of Culture

Cultural Impact Awards are given to boroughs for exemplary individual projects highlighted in their London Borough of Culture bids. Six boroughs won in 2018 and three have been announced for 2020. 

These awards are part of the Mayor’s ambition to put culture at the heart of local communities, where it belongs.

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The Home - part of Lewisham's Age Against The Machine festival, photo by Sorcha Bridge

Cultural Impact Award winners, 2020-2022

Hammersmith and Fulham - Sounds Like Hammersmith & Fulham

Sounds Like Hammersmith & Fulham will train young people in music-making and event-producing by leading music industry professionals culminating in young people curating a music festival. 

Haringey - Cultural Feast

Haringey’s Cultural Feast will be a takeover of Alexandra Palace to create a community gathering with locally sourced food. From crockery to napkins, everything will be made by local craft makers and the money raised on craft sales will go towards food banks.

Sutton - Sutton Steams Ahead

Sutton Steams Ahead is all about using the arts to find creative solutions for science. Young people will become scientists for a day, working with local artists, working towards the opening of the London Cancer Hub in Sutton in 2023.

Cultural Impact Award winners, 2018-2020

In 2018, six boroughs won for projects that took place between 2018 and 2020:

Barking and Dagenham – New Town Culture     Funding Allocated: £233,000

Barking and Dagenham are creating a new policy for the role of culture in social care settings. They have brought together artists and young people in social care, and are exploring themes of work and employment with local residents.

Camden – Camden Alive     Funding Allocated: £225,000

Camden Alive is establishing a virtual Camden People's Museum, whereby residents will be proud creators of the borough's cultural life, enhancing feelings of neighbourliness and identity.

Kingston – CirkT     Funding Allocated: £90,000

Kingston has created a live music circuit connecting venues, artists and promoters, and build on the area’s rich music heritage.

Lambeth – ELEVATE     Funding Allocated: £200,000

Lambeth is inspiring the next generation of creative leaders, supporting residents from BAME communities to build careers in the arts. Bringing together leading grassroots organisations and major cultural institutions to help.

Lewisham – Festival of Creative Ageing     Funding Allocated: £216,000

The Albany and Entelechy Arts held a Festival of Creative Ageing in Lewisham. It harnessed the power of culture to show people how they could live longer, happier, more independent lives. The centrepiece was an immersive theatre experience devised with older residents.

Merton – Film Merton     Funding Allocated: £40,000

This project is bringing film to the whole of Merton, installing pop-up cinemas in unusual locations curated by the community and guest curators, and working with emerging film-makers to create short films.  

Garden Party - part of Lewisham's Age Against The Machine

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