Candid Arts Centre is a self-funded charity arts organisation that was established over 30 years ago. Covid-19 has put all of this in jeopardy.
The centre is home to 25 artists’ studios, a gallery space of 220sqm, a music/performance/exhibition venue of 250sqm, a cinema/performance space of 160sqm, a drawing & painting studio of 220sqm, as well as a cafe/restaurant & a charity shop.
Candid is the largest space of its kind in Islington, London and has huge running costs. In normal times we would welcome several thousand people a week though our doors to enjoy our varied activities. But since its closure, due to government restrictions, visitors are now down to zero along with the associated income. The 50+ creative practitioners who occupy the 25 studios are having similar problems in sustaining their independent businesses. We have set up this appeal with the goal of securing the future of the centre for the promotion of the arts, as well as helping the artists in the individual studios.Candid Arts Centre is too big to qualify for any of the government grants, so we are asking you to donate as much or as little as you can afford to help see the centre through this crisis. Alternatively, we have created some great value rewards for you, which can be redeemed once the crisis is over.Keep safe and thank you from all at Candid Arts.