Café Art’s Photography Mentoring Group is an extension of our MyLondon calendar photography project/competition that over 100 people affected by homelessness take part in every year.
It's run and taught by volunteers of the Royal Photography Society (RPS). Here participants are taught how to use digital SLR cameras, composition, lighting as well as fortnightly photography tours. They have been successful in getting multiple paid commissions, including events at the Facility of Public Health and a commissioned set of photographs for the 171 rooms in the Qbic Hotel.
If you are interested in joining the mentoring group, then please contact us!
Big thank you to the Santander Foundation who awarded us a grant of £5,000 for the development of the RPS Mentoring Group. This has helped us get a new computer, new software and the printing and framing for upcoming exhibitions!
Café Art Is excited to introduce our new artists mentoring program with funding from OATH and run by artist Geraldine Crimmins. It strives to support artists that have lived experience of homelessness in London.
Through this program, Geraldine offers bespoke support, and one on one consultations to those wishing to pursue a career in the arts. We understand that there are many factors that can impact people’s ability to chase their artistic dreams so we work closely and holistically with each artist.
Examples of the kind of support Geraldine offers include; organising exhibitions, social media set up and advice, finding appropriate educational opportunities and much more! If you are interested in in this program please email us on