1st Framework is a cross art form / project based organisation. Founded in 1982 with an ‘Empty Studio’ policy, like a film company – each project assembles a fresh team of partners and participants.

Awards include:

1st Prize European Year of Lifelong Learning, 1st Prize Londoners of the Year (Community Arts Development).

Project Partners include:

English National Opera, UfaFabrik & Kulturradio Berlin, Carnevale Festival Sydney.

Funders have included:

Association of London Government, City Bridge Trust, JP Morgan, British Council, Arts Council and Peabody Trust.


Your presentation of Document at the British Library was the best example I have seen yet of digital art. Please keep us informed’.

Marjorie Althorpe-Guyton Director Visual ArtsArts Council England

‘1st Framework are intriguing for presenting the surprising, the spectacular and the simply bizarre’.

Time Out
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