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.
TACO! comprises of a gallery, bookshop and broadcast studio. All of these platforms provide opportunities for artists to present and distribute work.
RTM.FM is run as a community radio station providng a platform for local people from the community and artists to receive training and broadcast their own content. We welcome ︎proposals for broadcast shows.
The bookshop provides a platform for independent publications, zines, vinyl and artist materials produced by publishers, small press, groups, galleries, and artist practitioners. We welcome submissions and proposals for both Please read our guidelines ︎before sending us your titles, or email us with your enquiry - firstname.lastname@example.org
The gallery programme is curated by TACO! and is not open to submissions or proposals.
§TACO! is a non-for profit arts 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
As a non for profit arts organisation TACO! is goverend by a voluntary Board of Directors who support and advice TACO! on its decison making. The current members of the board are: