Idea Space is open to commissions in both collaborative community arts projects, and leading on community consultation. We have equipment to lead workshops in traditional artforms, digital drawing, animation, film-making, sound recording and editing. Scroll down for examples of what we can offer.

We’ve previously been commissioned to:

– Provide art sessions for a wide range of groups including schools, community groups, and adult learning. For example art activities for the Youth Bus – a mobile outreach programme providing activities for young people living on housing estates in Walthamstow – and for the Barbican’s outreach team to lead a film-making course.

– Design public art, including a mural for a local café, an information board about wildlife in a park, and a co-designed mural for a school playground.

To discuss working with Idea Space, please contact us

Here’s what other people say about us:


“Idea Space ran digital art workshops with young people that attended a drop-in youth work session in the Leytonstone area.

Idea Space was great at listening to the young people’s ideas and very creative at working with the group and helping them to use the digital art software and create their own animation.

The young people loved the sessions and what they created. I highly recommend Idea Space and hope that we can work together again in the future.”

Helen Perry, Worth Unlimited

‘’I’ve worked with Idea Space on a number of projects including a project which used art for engagement purposes; and a project where Idea Space managed a local stakeholder group to develop beautifully designed bespoke artworks for a community information board. Vicky was lovely to work with, engaging, skilled and very creative.’’

Ian Martin, Project Manager – Area Regeneration

“I have known and worked with Idea Space for a number of years, supporting youth projects, as well as providing youth input from our youth engagement groups.

We have seen the impact of these sessions first-hand (in previous programmes like Phone to Film) and the creative output they produce from young people in some of the most deprived parts of our borough. We shall continue to support Idea Space going forward.”

Jane Brueseke
Senior Programme Manager Youth Services

We offer workshops and commissions in:



  • Workshop: Introduction to painting with watercolours
  • Commission: Create a mural for a local community center


  • Workshop: Life drawing
  • Commission: Illustrate a book


  • Workshop: Introduction to print making
  • Commission: Create a series of prints to install a public venue


  • Workshop: Make a porcelain dish
  • Commission: Create a ceramic sculpture for a public space


  • Workshop: How to create a community mural
  • Commission: Paint a mural for a local school

Digital art

  • Workshop: Introduction to digital painting
  • Commission: Create a digital artwork for fabric design


  • Workshop: How to create a character design
  • Commission: Illustrate a magazine or zine


  • Workshop: Introduction to stop-motion animation
  • Commission: Create a short animated film for a local film festival


  • Workshop: How to make a short film
  • Commission: Produce a documentary film about a local community group


  • Workshop: Introduction to music production
  • Commission: Create a sound installation for a public space


  • Workshop: How to take portrait photos
  • Commission: Photograph a local event

Creative writing

  • Workshop: How to write a short story
  • Commission: Write a poem for to promote a local business


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