Artillery is an arts development organisation based in Walthamstow, North East London, established by the creative team behind the E17 Art Trail.

E17 Art Trail 

The E17 Art Trail is next taking place 03 -18 June 2017.
Submissions for artists and participants will open in January 2017.

Artillery's flagship project, the E17 Art Trail is a regular artist led festival.
2015's offering included a staggering 4000 artists, 250 events and 160 venues over 16 days. The hiatus next year will enable us to digest this year's event and begin funding and planning to make the 2017 Art Trail the biggest and best event yet.

In the meantime we have other events and ideas for 2016 - please do sign up for our newsletter if you haven't yet. The tab to sign up is to the left of this page.

Creating a 'sense of festival'

Thank you to everyone who came to the October E17 Art Trail meeting. There are some really exciting proposals that came out of the meeting for future E17 Art Trails and local creative projects. We are writing these into our project plans and our fundraising strategies. More details about what was discussed in our next newsletter, but for now our plans include financing a new roaming hub for E17 Art Trail and Artillery projects, fundraising for Trail Tales (working title) in Autumn 2016 and looking forward to the next E17 Art Trail in 2017: 3rd-18th June. Another meeting for participants will be organised to discuss issues in the near future.

Volunteer opportunties

We have opportunities immediately to assist with our projects and to support our organisational development. These include volunteering with artists, volunteering with artillery production teams, welcoming audiences at events,  assisting with our publicity campaigns, undertaking sector research and our office task list. And we will have more opportunities throughout the year. Are you interested in making our creative events happen in our neighbourhoods?

Please register your interest to volunteer with this form.

Beans on Balconies
Making Space to Grow

Our latest project is launching in pocket neighbourhoods in Walthamstow's Wood Street Ward, Beans on Balconies is a new network for local residents to make space to grow fruit and vegetables in small places. We're looking forward to collaborating with residents and Blackhorse Workshop and growing mentors to co-design and assemble planters that really fit our balconies and the way we live in our flats. With money raised by Health Lives through the Health Lottery we have funding for seed and compost giveaways, designing and making sessions, neighbourhood feasts, frivolous challenges and practical growing advice.

Check our map to see if you, your friends, family or colleagues live in a Beans on Balconies neighbourhood. Beans on Balconies is funded until April 2017.

If you'd like to find out more contact


Photo Gallery

Contributions are from our volunteer festival photographers.


Dates for diaries

E17 Art Trail: 3-18 June 2017

Cultivate Festival: 3-11 September 2016


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