The One Festival of Homeless Arts brings together works of art in many forms, from theatre and film, to sculpture and photography, as well as traditional visual art, all of which have been created by artists who have experienced homelessness.
We want to give people experiencing homelessness a safe space, an amazing venue that is easily accessible to the public and not shut off, so that as many people as possible can see this amazing work.
Brainchild of ex-homeless Artist and Campaigner David Tovey.
When With One Voice bought an arts and homelessness delegation from Brazil to London in 2015, David heard about their work and how one of the homeless artists on the delegation had started a music festival – he took immediate action, speaking to people in the sector, galvanising support and launching the festival the following autumn 2016 with the help of The Old Diorama Arts Centre.
In doing so The One Festival of Homeless Arts was born.