Artists for Change

Artists for Change is a growing strand within Let's End Poverty for musicians, artists, poets and people throughout the creative arts willing to speak truth to power, challenge the status quo and campaign to end poverty once and for all.

Just Announced!

On April 28th Band on the Wall in Manchester will play host to our inaugural Artists for Change Event.

Messages of hope for our future often ring true through music, art, poetry and theatre – and hope is needed in our communities, our towns and cities and across the country.

Artists for Change reflects the ongoing feeling across the country that what the government and opposition propose to tackle poverty simply is not good enough. If we want to see poverty in the UK ended, we need to see real, decisive action and community led change, listening to those in communities to hear what we have to say.

Artists for Change is a community of artists aware of our opportunity onstage, online and in written word to be part of a movement that challenges the status quo and believes that poverty in the UK can end.

Want to get involved? Become a part of the movement!

Do you want to put on an event*?
Do you want to be part of an event*?
Do you want to get involved, but you’re not sure how?
If you’ve got an idea, we want to hear it.

With more people in our movement, and more ideas and more innovation, we can find new ways to tell tour political leaders that what we are going through simply is not good enough. We are ready to end poverty – now, together, forever.

We are launching the Artists for Change program for anyone interested in putting on their own event or art project. You will be able to apply for up to £250 towards costs associated with your event or project. We really welcome projects that explore aspects of UK poverty in creative ways and help to build the broader anti-poverty movement.

Whether it be an art exhibition, a concert, public art, creative workshops, plays, poetry, creative writing  or anything else please fill out the form below to let us know what you’re planning!

*Events aren’t fundraisers – artists will be free to claim their fees and expenses – it’s about ending poverty!

Put on your own event or Project

Fill in this form if you are interested in organising an arts event or project which engages with UK poverty.