Croydon’s award-winning RISEgallery delivers RISEfestival, London’s largest international urban art festival taking over the streets of Croydon 5th - 15th of September. Loads of awesome new artworks / bloc parties / film screenings / workshops / talks / tours / events all FREE for everyone.
RISEfestival is a celebration of the globally recognised movement that is urban art. In a short time, this increasingly popular art form has not only caught the imagination of people around the world but has grown its identity with visual diversity at an incredible rate. It is becoming harder to find a town or city in any part of the world that doesn’t feature some form of urban or street art.
RISEfestival is committed to 4 core principles:
1. Showcasing exceptional talent – the widest possible range of visual styles and techniques involved in this art form. RISEfestival has engaged with artists who are pushing boundaries or show exceptional creativity in their field making sure all of its forms are represented and respected.
2. Impact – RISEfestival is committed to considering the effects of our activities on our local community and providing as many opportunities as possible for local residents.
3. Inclusivity – Urban art is inclusive to all and exclusive to none. Making certain that we provide the best opportunities to engage with our programme by creating programmes accessible and FREE to all members of our community.
4. Diversity – While showcasing many known names in this art form it is also essential that we provide areas for artists of all backgrounds and we reflect a high level of diversity of the artists involved.