Unlimited is behind Art Night London, the first all-night contemporary arts festival in the UK. On 2 July 2016 we will infiltrate the streets of London and explore iconic and unexpected locations along a curated art trail. Leading up to Art Night London, we are presenting Urban Tales, a series of visual and live art events staged in London’s landmarks, secret venues and new development. Our Urban Thinking programme spans ongoing research activities and plans to open a local cultural hub with a flexible performing arts venue, studios and workspace.
We create our own events or partner with festivals and institutions to create new and innovative cultural experiences. Our mission is to transform and reinvent urban spaces through arts and culture, and to give a new purpose to the built environment. We understand the challenges that come with staging events in non-traditional or unusual venues. We are convinced that partnering with the diverse range of stakeholders involved in urban planning and regeneration is key to our success. We work closely with corporate partners and property developers who integrate arts and culture into their marketing, CSR or placemaking strategies to support contemporary creation.
Our in-house research team focuses on cultural policy, urbanism, creative cities and place-making. This longer-term approach is complementary to our ephemeral and event-based activities but share a similar objective: understanding the role and impact of cultural activities on urban regeneration and how it shapes the way people live in the city. Aware of the challenges cities face in a global competitive environment to attract and retain vibrant communities, our research focuses on understanding changing workplaces and the factors that help cities nurture and develop their cultural and creative sectors.
Both our production and research activities have brought us to understand how to use spaces and the urban environment in a creative and engaging way. We are urban explorers and use our knowledge and network to source the perfect spaces and venues, for a one-off or long-term use. We help our partners to transform buildings in creative ways, ensuring that culture is at their heart.