Art4Space was formed by Julie Norburn, Elinor Seath and Danielle Lees-Smith, the group identified the need to extend the use of community arts to address social, educational and health issues. Art4Space began in 1999 with participatory mosaic workshops at a school in Kingston. The success of this project achieved a grant from the Prince’s Trust to help with business start-up costs.
In 2001 Art4Space began operating from Stockwell Studio. Between then and 2009, we worked on many public and private commissions; this included developing a strong 10 year working relationship with the Canalside Housing Partnership in Hackney, running community art projects for their residents whilst a major regeneration of the estates was taking place. In 2009 Art4Space moved into a larger studio and set up our Creative Learning Hub, transforming the business and enabling us to run an in-house programme of workshops alongside continuing our outreach work.