The Island


The Island is an itinerant non-profit organisation that develops curatorial projects in dialogue with international partners. The Island is committed to a collaborative model for working with organisations and artists across the globe to explore the critical potential of cultural exchange.

Presented both across the UK and in international partner venues our activities include exhibitions, film commissions, radio programmes and the support of ongoing artist research projects.

During our first year we have worked with over one hundred artists and collaborated with international partners such as British Council; Art International Radio, New York; Art Dubai Projects, UAE; International Project Space, Birmingham; Ashkal Alwan, Beirut; Darb 1718, Cairo; Vasl, Pakistan; ArtSchoolPalestine, Ramallah and Delfina Foundation, London.

The Island’s activities are made possible through the support, financial or otherwise, of dedicated individuals, partner institutions and collaborators. Our itinerant nature and ability to work flexibly ensures an economically sustainable model within which donations of any size make a considerable impact. All donations go directly towards the production of our projects. To enquire about supporting The Island email at info [at] theislandarts [dot] org.

The Island is directed by Andrew Bonacina and Victoria Brooks.


British Council

Artist Associates

Charlie Koolhaas

Alison Crawshaw

Advisory Board

Sarah Caughey

Melissa Gronlund

Rebecca Heald

Stephen Kirk

Sigrid Wilkinson

Founding Patrons

Christian & Lilly Alexander

Fran Findlater

Jake Miller & Emma Robertson

Asheefa Sarangi


info [at] theislandarts [dot] org

The Island Arts Ltd is a non-profit
company limited by guarantee
with charitable aims and objectives

Registered in England
No 7397170

Designed by Johannes Lang and Wolfram Wiedner