At Ricochet, we provide independent artists with a dedicated and inclusive physical platform to meet like-minded individuals, build their network, expand their knowledge and most of all thrive.
We understand that while London might still be one of the most inspiring cities in terms of creativity and opportunity, the cost of living and the reality of the creative industries can often be soul-crushing.
Whether you’ve been to university, are self-taught, just arrived in the city, changed neighbourhood or are simply looking for a new challenge; we want Ricochet to be the place to bring you one step closer to your ambitions.
All of us creative workers understand the strains gentrification has had on the city and also on the many local communities that have had to find ways to adapt to the changes. Commuting around London to find like-minded individuals to connect with requires time and money, and so does finding places to rehearse, meet, exhibit or create. We're here to provide creative hubs around East London where both newcomers and existing communities get to connect, trade skills and learn to communicate through shared aspirations.
At Ricochet, we organise micro-festivals combining visual arts, live music, performances in different locations across the boroughs, promoting local businesses as well as driving social inclusion in East London.
While we keep our events informal and the vibe relaxed to encourage people to talk and collaborate; one of our aims is to provide support and guidance to emerging artists. We invite industry professionals, experienced artists or charities working in the creative industries to inform our audience on the reality of being a freelance worker, as well as to protect themselves and their work.
Our ambition is to put art and creativity back as one of the driving forces of East London by raising the awareness of local residents to the inspiring artistic creation happening in their boroughs.
Inès and Camille met a few years ago while studying the theories behind the Cultural and Creative industries and took part in the enterprise bootcamp at Bootstrap Charity, where they are now based.
The Ricochet online shop is now open! Please follow the link above to be redirected. You can find the Ricochet tote bags as well as the limited edition posters from our launch party!
If you'd like to get involved or just be kept informed of the latest updates, please get in touch!