“Death is not the opposite of life; but the most profound part of it.” The […]
Work Experience Summer 2024
Join our newly-launched work experience programme and meet the team at Stanley Arts! Are you […]
Volunteer Call-Out: Citizen Researchers
To raise awareness of buildings at risk, and spark conversations between Croydon’s Council and its community, we want to platform the knowledge and experience of Croydon’s citizens.
Callout: Technical Theatre Work Experience
Gain skills in technical theatre including stage management, live streaming, lighting and sound design during this work experience placement.
Meet our Queer Arts Commission Artists
We are delighted to announce the four queer artists and queer led companies that we’ve commissioned to create new work which will be performed in Spring 2024 at Stanley Arts and Kings Head Theatre.
Social Gardening Club
Join our friendly gardeners at Stanley Arts. Help maintain the planters, grow herbs and flowers, learn about gardening practices throughout the year and enjoy a cup of tea and chat.
Framing Croydon: The Buildings That Shape Us
Want to be featured in an exhibition at Stanley Arts? Send in your photos for ‘Framing Croydon’!
Produce a Music Event at Stanley Arts
Would you like to gain producing experience and programme your own event at Stanley Arts? We’re offering up to 10 placement opportunities for students to gain producing and technical experience running their own event in 2024.
New Beginnings 2024: Free rehearsal space at Stanley Arts!
New Beginnings is an opportunity for artists/companies to use rehearsal space at Stanley Arts for FREE, for five consecutive days, with a sharing of their work at the end.
Playground Tours 2023
Back in the beginning of July, ourselves and The Place received funding as part of NPO to bring Playground Tours to young people in the local community.
Join Open-air Movement Classes this Autumn
Join an open air movement class this autumn! This gentle exercise is a great way of enjoy nature and movement. Led by Anusha Subramanyam.
Volunteer at the Carnival of Invention
We’re looking for volunteers to help with our take over of Station Road for the […]
Queers Arts Comission: Applications now open!
Stanley Arts & Raze Collective is offering seed commissions of £5,000, alongside development and fundraising support, for queer artists to create work for production in spring 2024.
Participant Call-out for Dance Umbrella Festival 2023
Dance Umbrella are looking for two groups of people aged 12-18 and 55+ to perform in Family (dys)Function, a brand-new intergenerational dance theatre production from award-winning BirdGang Ltd.
Work as a Producer with Stanley Arts
Calling all young creatives & aspiring producers! Stanley Arts is working with four artistic […]
Micro-grants applications now open for natural heritage projects
This micro-grant programme is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for small, natural heritage and biodiversity-promoting initiatives as part of the London Borough of Culture. The application deadline is 11.59pm on Sunday 28th May 2023.
Stanley Arts Development Surgeries
Are you an individual artist or a company with a great creative idea, but you need some advice or support to help make it happen? Why not come in for a half hour chat with a member of the Stanley Arts team? We love to nurture artistic work, whether or not it is part of the Stanley Arts programme.
New Artist Opportunity – Writing: Redefined
Applications are now closed. Writing: Redefined is an innovative new writing programme, intended to push […]
COLLIDE – A call-out for LGBTQAI+ artists
Applications are now closed. A programme to support 10 emerging LGBTQIA+ artists working in & […]
Winner of the Design a Panto Dame Costume
Mihaela from Croydon College, you’re a winner baby! The winning design of our Design a […]
Meet the Finalist: Design a Panto Fairy Dame Competition 2022
Meet the finalists of our Design a Panto Dame Costume Competition. One of these mighty fine and imaginative designs will be coming to life on the big stage as part of Sleeping Beauty!
Behind the Zines!
A look Behind the Zines! The Mysterious Doors of Stanley Halls, Issue 1 & 2 are out now! Available to read online as an e-zine, or free copies are available for collection from our Social Cafe, open Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.
Medium Ignite Grants: Applications Closed
The medium round of the lgnite Fund is now closed for submissions. This round entailed […]
Design our Panto Fairy Dame returns for 2022!
This is your time to shine, design a stunning costume that will be featured in this year’s panto, Sleeping Beauty! We have a fairy dame this year, so keep this in mind when making designing.
Youth Campaign Officer – Hanton Fellowship
We are Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. We want to create a […]
Spices of Life
Spices of life is a creative arts project which will explore Anglo-Indian and South Asian […]
Inventing South Norwood’s New Website | Zine Release and more!
We’ve got plenty of reasons to celebrate today! It would have been local composer Samuel […]
Inventing South Norwood Grants Programme
The Inventing South Norwood Grant Programme (2nd Round) We are very excited to be launching […]
Proud Places & Stanley Arts Presents: Stanley’s Statues!
We challenge you, the local young people of South East London to inspire a new and exciting figure for Stanley Arts!
Summer Invention Challenge
Calling all Gadgeteers aged 4 – 11! We challenge you to create a brand new invention this summer and become the next mastermind of South Norwood! Did you know, South Norwood is the birthplace of many unique and interesting inventions?
QUEER JOY exhibition call out
Bold Mellon are looking for submissions of artwork that truly expresses the raw, uninterrupted feeling of QUEER JOY. Think euphoric, think powerful. Beautiful emotion caught in a moment of zero-gravity. Bold Mellon are all about providing a platform for underrepresented queer voices.
New heritage engagement programme!
We’re pleased to announce that we have launched a heritage engagement programme at Stanley Arts, generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The programme celebrates the people, past and present, who have shaped South Norwood as we approach our 120th anniversary at Stanley Arts.
Exhibition and heritage event feedback
Have you recently attended an event at Stanley Arts with a focus on local history and heritage? Your feedback helps us to shape our future projects and understand what you think of heritage in and around South Norwood High Street.
Rejoice badhayaan! Jubilee dance workshops
Join our Community Dance Project over 4 evenings to create a piece of South Asian […]
When Spring Smiles Again On This High Favoured Town
As part of Inventing South Norwood, this exhibition in the Social Café explores how the […]
Invention Point: Making Mosaics
The Inventing South Norwood Team are back with a brand new Inventor who will be […]
Become a Herb Garden Volunteer!
Become a herb garden volunteer! We’re looking for volunteers to shape a heritage herb kitchen, […]
Join our Community Dance Project!
Join our community dance project and perform at Stanley Arts! As part of our Commons […]
Become a Stanley Arts Ambassador
Become a Stanley Arts Ambassador – the team at Stanley Arts needs you! We’re looking […]
Our Voice Our Streets: StreetArt Workshop with Elno
Croydon Living Streets Group and Stanley Arts are inviting teenage girls and non-binary young people in Croydon to join us […]
Inventing South Norwood: Community Research Group
History Detectives Wanted! We are looking for local enthusiasts who have an interest in South Norwood […]
Croydon Pride’s Talent Show 2022: Performer Call Out
Croydon Pride’s Talent Show 2022 is a variety competition organised by Croydon Pride in conjunction […]
Truth To Power Café: Open Call
This is an open call for South London based female, non-binary and gender fluid speakers […]
Inventing South Norwood
A celebration of South Norwood’s history of invention and creativity. Over three years the programme […]
Invention Archive Group
Invention Archive Group The South Norwood Invention Archive Group will explore the local history of […]
Throughout the three years there will be regular pop-up Invention Points, starting in October 2021 with […]