Usurp launched the gallery space and studios in 2010 to develop opportunities for communities to engage with artists, musicians, poets, filmmakers, activists, writers, performers and designers. Open to experimental ideas in all media, we support creatives to collaborate in research and action, and actively encourage a wide range of audiences to participate in the creation of artworks that challenge conformity, prejudice and discrimination. Converted from a classic suburban 1930′s butcher’s shop, we have created an arts hub for meeting, learning, exchange and thinking. Usurp is the only artist-led space in the London Borough of Harrow, a borough with a dynamic demographic of the most diverse languages spoken in the UK and 60% BAME communities. Our creative learning projects have been graded by Ofsted as “excellent and outstanding”. Since 2012, Usurp has been an accredited member of Film Hub London, part of the BFI Audience Network and has partnered with Sound and Music, Alternative Press, The Adivasi Arts Trust, Mind, Harrow Carers, Our Big Gig and Rinpa Eshidan.
See more at: http://www.usurp.org.uk