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The Line is a registered charity (Charity no. 1190073) and depends on the generosity of visitors, patrons, trusts and foundations and corporate supporters to deliver its wide-ranging programme of outdoor installations, exhibitions and events. Your support is vital to ensure that The Line can continue to exhibit the very best in modern and contemporary art and engage audiences through our learning and health and wellbeing programmes.

Please support The Line today.

Become a Patron

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As a Patron, your support feeds directly into our artistic and learning programmes. For more information, please contact The Line

Make a donation

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Any amount – large all small – will help The Line to continue to deliver free arts programming in East London.

Become a Friend

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For £5 per month, Friends of The Line can support the charity’s exhibition and engagement programmes, whilst enjoying a series of discounts at local cafes, restaurants and shops along The Line’s route. We welcome your support and you can become a friend of The Line via Enthuse.

A monthly donation will help support the ongoing delivery programmes, including our weekly Wellbeing Walk — helping to improve the physical and mental health of local residents — alongside our work to increase access to the arts for young people.

Participating partners include:

20% off at Cody Dock Café

20% off at Perky Blenders x Goodvibes at Expressway

10% off at Jim & Tonic at The Print House

10% off at Signorelli IQL

10% off at Coffee Couch

10% off at Good Hotel

Up to 10% off at Island Bikes

Friends will also receive a tote bag by The Line and will receive exclusive updates on news, events and activities.

We are continuing to expand the list of participating partners. If you are an organisation along The Line and would like to offer a discount as part of the scheme, please get in touch.

Purchase an Edition

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The Line, in collaboration with Plinth, is delighted to publish its first series of limited editions. This inaugural collection features three new editions by artists Rana Begum, Serge Attukwei Clottey and Laura Ford, whose works are currently part of The Line’s ambitious outdoor exhibition programme in East London. Each artist has translated the thinking that inspired these large-scale sculptural installations into editions that can be enjoyed at home. The sale of the editions will support The Line’s ongoing exhibition and engagement programmes.

Mark Wallinger’s Thumb Print is also available for sale through Plinth.

Find out more on Plinth.

 

About the pieces

Serge Attukwei Clottey, Common Men Series, XLVI (2023)

For this new edition by Serge Attukwei Clottey, the jerry can resembles the masks that schoolchildren made from recycled materials as part of Clottey and The Line’s Longitudinal Dialogues workshops, which connected six primary schools in London and Accra, resulting in a synchronised procession across both cities responding to plastic pollution and sustainability. Generously supported by Simchowitz Gallery, published by Simco Editions and printed with POV. Studio in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

Laura Ford, Bird Boy in Puddles (2023)

Laura Ford returns to the endearing, uncanny sculpture of Bird Boy (without a tail) (2011), which stands on a pontoon in the Royal Docks as part of The Line. Generously supported by Bo Lee and Workman Gallery.

 

 

 

Mark Wallinger, Thumb Print (2015)

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger has produced a limited edition print, Thumb Print, to support fundraising for The Line. The artist’s own thumbprint is framed within the shape of a credit card, another guarantee of identity. The action of a thumbs up is captured in this work. The lines are reminiscent of the contours of a map, reflecting the unique journey that visitors to The Line experience.

 

 

 

Rana Begum, No. 1287 Mesh (2023)

In this work, Rana Begum has translated the thinking that inspired her large-scale sculptural installation on The Line into a limited edition that can be enjoyed at home. Supported by Kate MacGarry Gallery.

Visitor Survey

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If you have recently visited The Line, or have taken part in one of our programme activities, please do consider filling out our online Visitor Survey. This information plays a vital role in The Line’s growth and development by enabling us to effectively evaluate our work, and is kept strictly confidential and anonymous. The questions are provided by the Audience Agency and will feed into both national and organisational data.

Groundbreakers

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The Groundbreakers Cultural Circle is a vital and exciting network of key stakeholders and visionaries who are transforming the future of East London by investing in The Line. Culture and creativity are a driving force for change – demonstrate your commitment to regeneration, community and the arts by joining this exclusive and pioneering group.

‘The Line is a pioneering project that has helped establish the Royal Docks as one of London’s newest and most exciting cultural destinations.’ 
Daniel Bridge, Programme Director, Royal Docks Team

Founding members include: AEG Europe and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, Canary Wharf Group and the Royal Docks Team. Please contact The Line to find out more.  

Trusts and Foundations

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The Line is working to increase its learning programme by developing workshops and resources with local schools, as well as initiating new projects to support health and wellbeing. Support from Trusts and Foundations is vital to meeting these aspirations, enabling us to undertake our core work, as well as fulfilling goals for new projects. 

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