City Projects commissions and produces Artists’ Moving Image projects with artists which respond critically to their social and political context. We provide a supportive space for artists and work with them from the early stages of a project, to develop a proposal, raise funds and to produce the work.
Recent projects include Solidarity by Lucy Parker, a film about blacklisting in the construction industry; The Empty Plan by Anja Kirschner & David Panos, which looks at theory and practice in the work of Bertolt Brecht; Tenant by Grace Schwindt, which examines modes of interpretation through carefully choreographed movement studies; and Fulll Firearms by Emily Wardill, a melodrama based on the story of Sarah Winchester, which touches on themes of displacement and storytelling.
Projects have been made in partnership with Film London, Serpentine Gallery, Collective Gallery (Edinburgh), Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe, Germany), Filmhuset (Norway); Focal Point Gallery (Southend); Staatsgalerie (Stuttgart), Kunsthall Oslo and MuHKA (Antwerp) and shown widely at major galleries and museums. The organisation aims to remain small and independent, working with partners on a project-by-project basis.
In 2019 we published a report written by artist Dan Ward which critically examines the current conditions for production of Artists’ Moving Image (available in ‘news’ section).
City Projects was formed in 2003, and directed by Dan Kidner with producer Kate Parker until 2009. They went on to co-direct between 2009 and 2011 when Dan left the organisation. Kate continued as director until 2018 when she removed the post. City Projects is now run by its voluntary management committee Fani Arampatzidou (chair), Kate Parker (secretary), Louise Shelley (treasurer), Taylor Le Melle and Dan Ward.
Previous board members include Andrew Hunt (2004-6), Nigel Wilkinson (2004-2014), Stephe Beasley (2006 – 2018), Kate Anderson (2014-2018), (Laura Gannon (2018-19), Rabz Lansiquot (2019-20).
City Projects (London) Limited is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registration No. 29667R. HMRC charity reference number EW41054.