To ensure that Lewisham’s year as London Borough of Culture is inclusive and captures a wide-range of voices, different criteria is being considered across our call outs – such as particular specialisms, roots in Lewisham and types of lived experience.


All current open call outs will be published on this page.

Artists of Change: Artist Residencies within Lewisham Council.

Expressions of Interest NOW OPEN.

Do you make art to make change?


As part of Lewisham2022, Lewisham Council and Counterpoint Arts are looking for two artists or artist collectives to be resident at the heart of Lewisham Council for 6 months.


As Artists of Change, you will be resident in either the council’s Climate Emergency or Borough of Sanctuary team. You’ll work with local residents to explore key issues and create work as part of Refugee Week 2022.


This is your chance to make a real impact on London communities. If you are a UK-based artist who is passionate about the power of culture, we want to hear from you. 

Submit your Expression of Interest by 1 October 2021.

More information on How To Apply.

Click here to read the Easy Read version of this opportunity. 

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Lewisham 2022 Creative Change Fund - Second round of applications opening in January 2022!


First phase for applications is now closed for the Lewisham 2022 Creative Change Fund with a huge amount of responses received. The funds which will empower local organisations to lead their own activity is part of the Mayor of London's Borough of Culture in Lewisham. 

Lewisham-based voluntary sector and community organisations and schools applied for Seed Grants of £1,000 or Small Grants of £5,000 – to work in collaboration with local artists. 

​Funded projects will show off the rich cultural diversity of the borough, with applications for live performance, film, street art, creative writing and greening projects to transform neglected spaces.

Express Interest in a Small Grant by: CLOSED
Apply for a Seed Grant by: CLOSED

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