Museum of Homelessness secures 2020 Award for Civic Arts Organisations

Museum of Homelessness secures 2020 Award for Civic Arts Organisations
11th March 2021 Jessica Turtle

Museum of Homelessness has been named as one of four organisations to receive the Award for Civic Arts Organisations, a joint initiative between the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Kings College London.

About the Award

The awards were setup in response to the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet in spite of the considerable difficulties that museums, galleries and arts organisations face, many organisations have responded with resourcefulness and innovation.

“Arts organisations across the country have channelled the anxieties of this period and boldly reimagined their missions to put their communities first. And as we emerge into the ‘new normal’, it is arts organisations that will help us shape the future: culture, creativity and the arts are the basis through which we tell stories of our past, our present and our future, enabling us to realise what it means to be fully human, individually and collectively.”

Ten organisations on the shortlist were chosen from 260 applications. We are so excited to share that we have been selected alongside Eden Court Highlands, the Whitworth and Heart and Soul (main award) to receive one of the awards, an incredible £25,000.00. We are humbled to be in such esteemed company.

Read more about the awards here

Huge thanks to all our supporters, partners and funders

None of this would be possible without the tireless work of artists, volunteers, community members and our partners. Special thanks also goes to Streets Kitchen, the Outside Project and the Simon Community, our taskforce partners. And our funding partners who helped us with our emergency efforts, The Linbury Trust, Oak Foundation, Rede Partners, Arsenal Community Foundation, Lund Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Quaker Homeless Action, Quaker Social Action, St James Trust and many very generous individuals.

You can find out more about our lockdown legends here, the work of the taskforce through the year here and our campaigning around COVID19 and homelessness here

 

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