Entries by Marice Cumber

Accumulate 2020/21 Showcase Event

The end of June brought us what felt like a rare chance to join together with participants, supporters and friends to look back at an incredible year. The aim of Accumulate, the Art School for the Homeless, is to improve peoples’ lives through creativity and we are proud to say that we have achieved this despite […]

May 2021 Update

And just like that June has arrived! May has been another super busy month for Accumulate so its the perfect time to look back at what we have been up to! Two New Accumulate Art Kits Our Accumulate Art Kit project is going strong with two fantastic workshops running, the first being a session around […]

Accumulate April Update!

April 2021 has been a busy month for Accumulate with some exciting new and continuing projects and good news for Accumulate! Return to The Barbican We were delighted to be able to return to the learning space at the Barbican Centre early in April to resume our face to face workshops after such a long […]

Accumulate Art Kits are Expanding!

With funding secured from The National Lottery Community Fund and Foundation for FutureLondon we have been able to expand our Accumulate Art Kit offering to homeless hostels right across the United Kingdom. Train the Trainer Sessions To accompany the kits we have also been able to introduce ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions. These sessions, which are […]

Phenomenal response to Book of Homelessness!

An Amazing Response! When Accumulate set out on The Book of Homelessness project we had no idea that the response to it, once published, would be so phenomenal! Sales have been so significant that we sold out of the first print run within 2 weeks and so have reprinted in double quick time!   Life […]

The Book of Homelessness Launches!

The Book of Homelessness is the first ever graphic novel created by people affected by homelessness that tells the stories of their lives. “This is a remarkable collection in any context. The fact that these beautiful, personal works are the expressions of our neighbours who are homeless makes it untenable to ignore them ever again.” Colin […]

Mayor’s Special Fund Appeal – 2020/21

Accumulate selected for support by Haringey’s Mayor Elect Adam Jogee   We are beyond thrilled to tell you that Accumulate has been chosen by Haringey Council’s newly appointed Mayor Elect Adam Jogee as one of his chosen charities to support this coming year via the Mayor’s Special Fund Appeal. We so pleased to be selected  alongside […]

Create Change Project

A Series of Workshops September 2020 brought our newest collaboration, the Create Change Project, kindly funded and supported by the innovation foundation Nesta. With our base at Union Chapel in Islington, we set up our ‘Art School for the Homeless’ pop up. This was our first face to face but socially distanced series of workshops to […]

BLM Statement

BAME people experience and suffer homelessness at over 5 times that of white people. Accumulate’s work is therefore to challenge the hopelessness and lack of opportunity this community particularly faces as part of our mission to improve the lives of all people affected by homelessness. Accumulate has always been committed to equality and inclusion and […]

Accumulate Art Kits – Update!

The Accumulate Art School for the Homeless has been kept very busy during these difficult and uncertain times. We thought it would be a great time to update you on what we have been up to! Our creative workshops stopped in mid March (just before official lockdown).  We made a decision that we could not risk […]