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About Us

Artistsatwork is an award-winning company which specialises in creating innovative online cultural resources for children and young people.

Our interactive websites are designed to inspire creativity in the classroom and to provide children and young people with the opportunity to engage with art and artists no matter where they live in the UK.

Young people looking at ArtisanCam website.
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Our Websites

Culture Street

Culture Street is a one-stop destination to introduce young people to contemporary artists, writers, filmmakers and performers and their amazing work on our Art, Stage, Museum and Book channels.› Our passion is to encourage creativity in the classroom and beyond, and where a child lives shouldnŪt be a barrier to the arts.›We aim to facilitate increased engagement by children and young people with the arts and›highlight creative role models and high quality cultural organisations in the UK. ›

Culture Street aims to support Arts Award. Trinity College worked with us to develop the site and Culture Street is one of Arts Award's national partners. Culture Street has been supported using public funding by Arts Council England through the Grants for the Arts programme. 
Launched in May 2012, Culture Street builds on the success of our award winning visual arts site, ArtisanCam.

ArtisanCam was nominated for a Children's Film and TV BAFTA three times and won in 2008. ArtisanCam was also nominated for a Webby in the Art category with MIMA and Tate in 2006. In 2007 ArtisanCam also won a BETT award. 

Culture Street is always looking for new cultural partners and if you feel you have a cultural event or exhibition that might be of interest to our 7-15 aged audience and their teachers please contact us. 

Please link to us and you can also follow us on Twitter @CultureStreetUK or get in touch via or ring 01833 690555


Due to funding changes ArtisanCam has been archived since 2010. It was an award winning free website, which introduced children and their teachers to the world of contemporary art using a mixture of video and interactive activities.

Children can see artists working in their studios via specially recorded video clips or learn how to create their own artwork from a wide range of interactive workshops and games. Online activities include everything from designing and firing your own plate to sculpting a stone block, designing jewellery and learning how to mix colours.

Teachers can learn alongside their pupils with innovative step-by-step classroom workshops led by an artist or a virtual activity. Every term ArtisanCam features a new artist-in-residence, as well as exploring behind the scenes at large exhibitions.
Launched in Autumn 2004, ArtisanCam has twice been nominated for a BAFTA and a Webby and in 2007 won a prestigious BETT award. Originally funded by the Department od Culutre Media and Sport under the Culture Online intiative and later funded by CLEO (Cumbria and Lancashire Education Online).

 Much of the content from ArtisanCam has transferred to the new cross artform Culture street site.

ArtisanCam homepage.

ArtisanCam homepage.

ArtisanCam homepage.

ArtisanCam homepage.

ArtisanCam homepage.

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Who we are

Keith Alexander: content director

As well as being the originator and creative driving force behind Artistsatwork, Keith is a visual artist with over 20 years experience of working with schools and communities in artistic collaborations.
These include the Room for Gateshead Garden Festival 1990, 36 Banners MetroCentre, Gateshead, Year of the Visual Arts in the North 1996 and Through Young Eyes, Arts are Ours, 2000.
Keith is responsible for developing content for our current websites as well as generating new ideas for future projects and partnerships.

of Keith Alexander: content director

Hannah Murray-Leslie : project manager

Hannah has been Project Manager for Artistsatwork since January 2007.  Her background is in Local Authority Arts Development and she has worked on a range of projects involving arts and education, as well as developing regional networks, community arts projects, research and evaluation. 
Hannah is responsible for the co-ordination and administration of project activities, developing new funding streams, networking and generating ideas for future projects and partnerships.

of Fiona Melvin: project manager
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© copyright artists@work 2004 has been funded by Arts Council of England North East,
One North East, Creative Partnerships Tees Valley,
Creative Partnerships Sunderland/Durham Culture Online DCMS

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