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We are a movement using art, theatre and culture to welcome people seeking sanctuary in the UK

Art reaches across divides and platforms the voices that urgently need to be heard.

Developed by City of Sanctuary UK and Counterpoint Arts, Arts Stream of Sanctuary is all about celebrating the arts organisations working with refugees, telling stories of migration and bringing communities together – all whilst encouraging more organisations to do the same.

Whether you work at an art gallery, theatre, cinema, museum or studio, we can support you to create a culture of solidarity, understanding and compassion.

Already going above and beyond to foster welcome, raise awareness and celebrate talent within refugee communities? Apply to become a ‘Sanctuary in Arts’ awarded organisation.

Love the arts but don’t work in them? Contact us for help and advice about encouraging your local arts organisations involved: [email protected]

Get inspired, explore just some of the Arts in Sanctuary projects:

Opera North
Hebden Bridge Cinema
The Art House Wakefield