Poplar Union Digital Arts Festival | Community Commission

Following the success of our debut digital festival and first ever commissioning scheme in August, we are proud to launch a second round of commissions to contribute to the winter edition of Poplar Union Digital Arts Festival.

The programming team at Poplar Union have selected 15 submissions from an open call out to receive a micro-commission to create a piece of work in response to the theme: ‘looking out, looking in, looking up’.

This commission will celebrate and showcase the creativity of our communities; both those who do and do not consider themselves ‘artists’. The work will be presented through a digital, two-day festival in the form of music, dance, exhibitions & talks, running on Friday 27 & Saturday 28 November.

Contributing Artists

Gwenllian Spink
Julia Collar
Irina Drytchak
Ben See & Esmeralda Conde Ruiz
Allissa Tai
Donna Rogers
The Sign Collectors (Jackie & Roz)
Amith Dey
Sanjoy Dey
Alejandra Carles-Tolra
Clare Smith
Victoria Muldoon
Destiny Agugu
Theodore Hartmann
Akshay Bhoan

Further details of the festival and artists will be released in the coming weeks.


This commission is supported by Arts Council England 

Jazz Herstory, Poplar, Poplar Union, Arts council England funded, community, art, culture, east London, women in jazz, jazz music, live jazz, gigs