THe 2018 Festival takes the theme of All's Well from the camberwell Coat of Arms

From 16th – 24th June, Camberwell will become a crucible of scientific and artistic experimentation and collaboration. We have artists of all kinds (dancers, musicians, poets and players, designers, makers, upcyclers), getting involved in:

Open Studios
Made in Camberwell Market
Creative Workshops
Fringe Events and venues
Not for Sale boards and Alley Gallery
Art on the Green Commission


Open studios is a key part of the annual festival and this year's dates for artists' open studios are 16-17 June 2018. If you would like to take part, please click the button below.

Each year we have an arts market which features hand made arts and crafts by local artists and makers. This year we will be on Camberwell Green on Saturday 23 June.

Beside the arts market, and drawing even more people to Camberwell Green on Saturday 23 June, we will offer creative activities that you can drop in and out of, as your time and desires dictate.  We are inviting dog owners to let their imaginations go wild in a 'doggy dress up' parade on the Green. And for those with a 'bake-off' talent we will run our 'Artist-inspired cake competition'. Last year's winner was a lemon drizzle cake in the style of Matisse cut out pictures.  

Stay tuned for more info about the day

the festival  fringe  has a brilliant and varied programme

There are dancers performing, actors playing, painters exhibiting, workshops by designers, knitters nibbling, events at the intersection between art and health, and so much more to see, taste, feel, hear and touch. Some will be free, some need to be booked, some will be aimed at specific age groups.  Our full programme of Fringe Events will be seen online and in our Festival brochure.  Don't miss out...

call out for a public art commission

Camberwell Arts is an independent charity that aims to promote the arts in Camberwell - and Camberwell through the arts.

We have been awarded a small grant through Southwark Council’s Neighbourhood Fund to create a public artwork for the Camberwell Green area.

Camberwell Green is both a major gateway to Camberwell and a residential area with a diverse population.  We would therefore like to commission a ‘gateway’ feature to mark a recognisable entry point to Camberwell, help create a sense of identity and get people talking about our vibrant arts scene.

We wish to appoint a contemporary artist or artists as the principal lead on the commission.

To submit a proposal for a public art commission on Camberwell Green.

Deadlines is 30 March - so don't delay.