The ONCA Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday, 1-6pm. For the Making Care group exhibition we are also open on Saturdays, 1-4pm. You can also view artwork in our window and online. The ONCA Barge is open on Fridays for Community Mornings, Dresscue and for one-off events. See below for more information.
- This event has passed.
2 December 2019 – 2 February 2020
Feeling charitable this new year? Then please support ONCA by making a gift to our 2020 crowdfunding campaign #ONCAcrowdfunder and help us reach our target of £20,000!
Where your money will go
Empowering children and young people.
45% of children and young people live in poverty, and we know that children living in poverty are more likely to feel a sense of failure, feel unsafe and feel hopeless about their future. (East Brighton Neighbourhood Action Plan). With your support, we will offer a programme of creative educational workshops and events focusing on local biodiversity, marine conservation and climate change.
- We will hold our first children’s art exhibition, open to all young residents across Brighton & Hove
- We will offer 50% of the spaces in our half term workshops on the Barge free to children and young people from low income families in East Brighton
- We will continue to dedicate support to our local Youth Strike 4 Climate group and other young people responding to the climate emergency, providing space for reflection, planning, networking, and workshops.
ONCA Barge community mornings
Every Friday, we will provide a warm and inclusive space on the ONCA Barge for people experiencing social isolation to come together over cups of tea to meet their neighbours and our friendly staff and volunteers. Your money will help pay for refreshments, comfortable furniture and resources for environmental learning including books, art materials and board games. With your support we can offer these sessions for free.
Addressing inequalities in the arts
Throughout the year, ONCA hosts residencies for artists who want to research and develop work in response to environmental and social challenges. In 2020 we want to offer two residencies specifically to artists who face barriers to involvement and employment in the arts, such as people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities and people from working-class backgrounds.
Contributing towards our core costs
We tirelessly work to fundraise to meet our overhead costs. Your support will make a big difference in helping towards staff development, volunteer recruitment and organisational growth. With your help we can continue our work.
Get in touch
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Please contact or 01273 607101 if you have specific access needs, please note the gallery is wheelchair accessible but the toilet is up five stairs. We have hearing assistive technology and our staff have Basic BSL & Deaf Awareness training. For more information about access and facilities at ONCA please click here.
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