WOOD STREET WALLS KEY INFO

  • Community led initiative by Waltham Forest residents

  • Registered Community Interest Company (CIC) - company number 09577061

  • Founded by Mark Clack and Tom Jackson September 2014

  • 6 core members - including artists Static (www.welikestatic.com),  ATMA (www.atma-art.com), Frankie Strand & HATCH

  • Network of volunteers and affiliates

  • Supported by local businesses - Stow Brothers, The Blitz Factory and Matthew Eyles Architects

  • Backed by Wood Street Ward funding with letters of support from Cllr Clare Coghill & Stella Creasy MP

  • 35 murals completed since launch (one still needs a home)

  • 12 murals commissioned

  • 4,500 Twitter followers & counting

  • 130+ items of media coverage since formation

  • Secured LBWF Cultural Commission for Chingford 2016 & 2017
  • Actively engaged in the local community and events, sponsor of E17 Art Trail & Leytonstone Arts Trail

  • Engaging schools to deliver workshops - Thyssien School in Hackney, Waltham Forest College & Thomas Gamuel Primary

  • Participant in the Useful & Beautiful Arts Trail at the Walthamstow Garden Party

  • Partnered with National Citizen Service to engage its young people  

  • Raised over £39k, with over 100 pledgers on civic crowdfunding platform Spacehive

  • Awarded £18k grant from Mayor of London High Street Fund

  • Member of the National Federation of Affordable Studio Providers