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Keep creativity alive in London for everyone

From school students, to practising artists and community members, Bow Arts is all about keeping art and creativity an active part of everyone’s life.

Your donation helps more people to access and pursue the arts, whether a student, local resident or artist.

Who you’re supporting…

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The artists of today

Your donation means our studios can remain affordable to artists, ensuring artists at all stages of their career have access to the workspace they need to grow and develop. Our creative professional development programme also offers further support through workshops, peer crits, and talks.

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Young people

We work with 15,000 young people across London, delivering an innovative programme of creative workshops, projects and training in schools. You can help us ensure we continue to do so.

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Our gallery

Your support helps our non-for-profit Nunnery Gallery flourish, with a programme that pushes boundaries, shares local east London history and stories and celebrates the work of London’s emerging and established artistic talent.

How we use your money

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Your donations directly support our creative activities in London

  • Giving more schools and young people access to our learning programmes.
  • Helping us keep our community events, such as our Bow Families workshops, free and accessible to all.
  • Supporting our fantastic programme of free exhibitions at the Nunnery Gallery.

Other ways to support

Join us for coffee at the Nunnery

Come along to the cosy Nunnery Café serving locally-made cakes, pastries, soups and HeySisterCoffee, a sustainable, female-led, hand-crafted coffee roaster.

Support artists at our shop

Browse work by local, contemporary artists both in our online and physical shop, located in the Nunnery Café. 

Follow us on social media

Keep up to date with our events and exhibitions and discover more about the creative talent of our studio holders by following us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.