Arts Kickers


It all started when...

Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation recently won an ArtsKickers Award one March 29th in the “Kickstarter” category- for ‘a person or organisation who enables emerging artists to pursue a career in the arts’.  The Artskickers awards – celebrates the Unsung Heroes of East London’s Art Scene and also – “ recognise and reward individuals and organisations whose hard work, dedication, passion, slog and effort inspires communities to engage in and with the arts in East London”.

Musician and Producer Rennell Shaw presented the very first ever #Artskickers Award to Ruff Sqwad Arts Foyndation's very own Ebs & Prince Rapid winners in the KICKSTARTER category. 


Hailing from Bow Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation are giving back to their community - using their experience of the underground #Grime scene to bring vulnerable and disadvantaged young people together from across London, to make music. ⠀

Their work with Spotlight has directly contributed to reducing crime levels by 40% in the Langdon Park area of Tower Hamlets and is also helping tackle the problem of postcode boundaries which often get in the way of the free movement of many young people throughout East London.⠀

'Reducing crime. Through Grime'!!!