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198 Contemporary Arts and Learning


198 Contemporary Arts and Learning (198 CAL) is a pioneering, Black-led, arts, creative and cultural organisation which nurtures and supports the careers of young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic artists, curators, creatives and entrepreneurs and has done so for over 30 years.

198 CAL’s work is particularly focussed on issues of social inclusion and diversity and seeks to engage with global issues whilst being rooted in the history of its locality.

198 CAL acquired their building in Herne Hill at 198 Railton Road and subsequently raised £1.2m to construct two new floors above the gallery. This expansion has allowed 198 CAL to provide workspace on the 1st floor and a dedicated youth hub on the 2nd floor. The works have also allowed the refurbishment of their gallery space.

The Future Workspace Fund provided a grant of £154,100 to complete the full fit-out of the space. 198 CAL has now reopened their gallery to the public with Breaking the Mould: new signatures from DRC, which exhibits the work of 12 emerging artists from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lucy Davies, Director of 198 CAL, said: “Lambeth have been so supportive.

From start to finish, not just providing funding themselves through the Future Workspace Fund, but supporting us with business planning and partnership building throughout.

We can’t wait to open the gallery, the workspace, and the young creators space.”

For more information on 198 CAL and their upcoming shows, you can visit their website, here.

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