Art Night

Ksenia Zemtsova by Art Night


£25,860 raised
195 funders

Funded 10 May 2016

0% funded

103% funded

With your support, on 2 July 2016 we plan to launch the first edition of Art Night – a new annual contemporary arts festival for London that is free to attend and open to all.

From Admiralty Arch to the disused Jubilee line platform in Charing Cross Underground station, a range of buildings and public spaces will form the stage for a series of art installations and performances, for one night only.

Each year, we will invite a renowned cultural institution to explore a different part of London. For the first edition of Art Night, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), will present 10 works by leading international artists in unusual locations, exploring the area’s rich architectural and cultural history.

Art Night 2016 will focus around London’s Strand, which has been the headquarters of the Knights Templar, a gathering point for British aristocrats, a street of palaces and theatres, and a place of vice and deprivation. We want to offer artists spaces with which to experiment and explore new ideas. As the sun goes down, Londoners and visitors alike will be able to experience the city in a new way.

We need your support to finalise the trail. Your backing will help us make this journey a reality, revealing the secrets of the Strand and presenting cutting-edge contemporary creations for the public to enjoy. Art Night is a non-profit and free-to-attend initiative operated by a registered charity, ArtCity Nights. We need one final push to reach our target budgets in order to cover all production costs.

Please support Art Night and receive a wonderful reward in return.

Find out more about Unlimited Productions, the team behind Art Night.

Art Night 2016 programme

From 6pm until late, audiences for Art Night 2016 will be able to experience a trail of art, architecture, dance, design and music, including:

  • Alexandra Bachzetsis at Two Temple Place
  • Nina Beier at a luxury show apartment at 190 Strand
  • Cecilia Bengolea at the east piazza of Covent Garden
  • Celia Hempton at 180 Strand
  • Koo Jeong A at the disused Jubilee line platform of Charing Cross Underground station
  • Joan Jonas and Jason Moran at Southwark Cathedral
  • Linder at the Duke of York Steps (ICA)
  • Laure Prouvost at Admiralty Arch
  • Jennifer West at St Mary le Strand
  • Xu Zhen produced by MadeIn Company at Somerset House

This project is now closed, having raised 103% of the target. Thanks for your support!

For Art Night tickets, please visit the ICA website.

Five good reasons to support Art Night

Art Night is a new contemporary arts festival for London and deserves your support for five good reasons (and many more)! Read more

Thank you to our first 100 funders!

To all those who have donated so far, a huge thank you for your support in helping us and our team of artists to take over London for one summer night Read more

Own a boxset of three limited edition prints by Turner Prize-winning artist Laure Prouvost

With less than 10 days to go, let’s take a closer look at one of Art Night’s exclusive rewards – created by one of the artists that has been invited to take part Read more

Our project is 100% funded!

We're very excited to announce that we hit our Art Happens crowdfunding target of £25,000 yesterday, three days ahead of the deadline Read more

For funders only

Join us for the first ever Art Night this Saturday 2 July!

On behalf of the Art Night team, once again thank you very much for your support! We hope to see you all this weekend at Art Night Read more


2 May 2016 - 09:53

Super Project! Can't wait for the 2nd of July!


13 April 2016 - 13:26

Hi Julia, William and Paul,

Thank you so much for your interest in Art Night. We will be very happy to see you on the 2nd of July!

Ksenia & Art Night Team


13 April 2016 - 08:53

Amazing initiative! Such a great line up of artists! Looking forward to 2nd July, best of luck. Paul

William, LONDON

6 April 2016 - 10:54

Amazing Project. Very excited for 2 July!


6 April 2016 - 10:29

Very inspiring & exciting project - looking forward to it !

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