Artquest 15th Anniversary Party

Past Project 2017

On Thursday 16 March 2017 Artquest held a joint anniversary party with KitMapper: for our fifteenth and their first year.

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To celebrate our history and talk about our future, we published a short essay about our future plans and direction.

We invited everyone we’d ever worked with: our supporters and friends, colleagues and partner organisations, to thank them all for their continued support of our programme. At a best guess, over 700 visual artists alone have worked on our programme since we launched in 2001.

During the night, our guests enjoyed performances by VV Brown and Sculpture, plus artwork by Mike Ballard. The party was hosted by Apiary Studios, who relaunched their space in March 2017 with refurbished studios and public bar.

We held this party with KitMapper because of the values we share with them – artist-led and artist-focussed, innovative ways of working, in an open and generous partnership. Part of our Artquest Rates discount scheme for artist-led workshops and facilities, KitMapper is a peer-to-peer equipment rental site that gives the professional creative community access to high-quality photography and audio-visual kit at affordable prices.

With special thanks to UAL and Arts Council England for their ongoing support over the past 15 years.

All images by Luca Strano.

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