Art Licks are very excited to announce the launch of A.L.T. to fundraise for its annual London festival, the Art Licks Weekend. A.L.T. is a collection of functional items designed and made for the home by a select group of artists.

Each artist has worked with Art Licks since it launched in 2010, contributing to its vibrant, exciting and ambitious programming. These are young artists who are making exciting and important new work; A.L.T. artists are:

Pio Abad
Catherine Aitken & David Murphy
Miriam Austin
James Capper
Patrick Coyle
Freddy Dewe Mathews
Andrea Francke
Marie Jacotey
Lucy Joyce
Holly Slingsby

A.L.T. fundraises for the Art Licks Weekend, an annual festival that celebrates the contribution emerging artists and grassroots projects make to the cultural life of London. For the three-day festival artist-run projects, curatorial collectives and young galleries across the city open up their spaces for the public, with free events and exhibitions of young artists’ work.

Art Licks takes positive risks in supporting artists at early stages in their careers and believes that artists can best discern the priorities of their time – the artists that Art Licks works with are the opinion formers of the capital’s cultural future and should be supported as such, to allow for innovative and forward-thinking practices and ideas to develop.

Each year the festival grows, develops and works with more and more artists – in 2015, the festival saw 87 galleries and project spaces take part, exhibiting the work of 400 young artists and over 12,249 visitors attended. With the ever-shrinking opportunities for public funding it is imperative that Art Licks can initiate funds independently for the 2016 festival to continue and A.L.T is a positive and fun way for Art Licks to raise these funds.

A.L.T. in the press: Emerald Street, The Art Newspaper, Apollo, The Buck Stopped Here, a-n.