Founded in 1998, Deptford X began life as an artist-led project rooted in Deptford’s creative communities. Now a Registered Charity, regularly funded by the Arts Council and local authority, we’ve grown to become one of the UK’s leading festivals of contemporary art.
Every year, over the first ten days of autumn, we offer up a feast of artistic activity in Deptford’s public spaces, from performance to moving image and sculpture to sound installation.
A new direction___
2016 was a year of change for Deptford X. We moved into new premises, appointed a new director and piloted a new approach to the festival’s artistic programmes.
In 2017 we built on the successes of our pilot year, and our Platform programme was headlined by five rising stars of the art world: Evan Ifekoya, Project O, Sam Austen, Sisters From Another Mister, and Tom Ireland, selected with the help of art world experts Heather Phillipson, Attilia Fattori Franchini, Legacy Russell, Haroon Mirza and Richard Parry.
The 2017 festival reached a live audience of over 100,000, combined online audiences of 245,000, and received 94% ‘positive’/’extremely positive’ ratings in our own audience research.
Two years of innovation will culminate this year in our biggest, most ambitious festival to date. But we need your help to make it happen! Are you a drinks brand looking for more exposure? Perhaps you want your AV product to feature in one of our curated exhibitions? Or are you an individual looking to donate to a charity that makes a difference in the local area? We have some great packages to offer and we’d love to hear from you.
What’s in it for you?
___Logo placement on all printed marketing materials (5000+ printed flyers and programme guides)
___Logo placement on social media platforms and e-newsletters (2000+ subscribers)
___Invitations to VIP tour and preview
___Private tour of Deptford X
___10% discount on merchandise and print editions
Get in touch with Sarah@deptfordx.org for more information.