Thamesmead Arts and Culture Office (TACO!) is an artist-led space for research, production, and exchange located in Thamesmead, SE London. TACO! is engaged with its local context whilst simultaneously supporting dialogue with artists and contemporary art.
TACO!’s activities are experimental and collaborative. Invited artists are supported to research, develop and realise projects over a dedicated period of time. This research informs a public programme that includes exhibitions, events, discussions, workshops, screenings, publishing, and co-authored participatory projects with local people and groups. Projects initiated by artists vary in duration. We set an open timeframe with no set expectations on outcomes.
A number of artists projects are long-term and intended as permeant resources for TACO!’s programming or as a resource for wider community use.We take a curatorial approach to selecting the artists we work with, however, we’re always open to exploring proposals and new ideas from artists, curators, audiences and groups which might fit with our current or future programme.
The acronym TACO! is reinterpreted and renamed by each cohort of artists we work with, in any given period of time. This reinterpretation forms a temporary public name for the organisation, marks each annual iteration of the programme and reflects something of our present interests and concerns. Our current name and programme title is Twang! Achoo! Clang! Oooff!
TACO! is a non-for profit organisation. 100% of the money we fundraise and earn through the sales of items in our shop, goes towards furthering the work we do with artists and audiences. We're entirely dependent on the generosity of the people we meet and the partners we work with. If you would like to find out how you can support TACO! and be involved in the work we do then please get in touch
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