The Albany- Pizza and Pitches

The Albany are looking for creative ideas, which can take place on- or off-line and will connect with the people of Lewisham or Southwark, offering £1000 to individuals, community groups, grassroots organisations, artists and companies – anyone who has a creative idea that they’d like to make a reality.

You don’t need to have done something artistic/creative before, it might just be an idea you’ve had, that you’d like to try out. You should live, work, or have a connection to Lewisham/Southwark/South East London.


It could be a performance, a workshop, an interactive fashion show, a pen-pal project, a phone-poetry recital, a socially distant scavenger hunt, a whatsapp murder mystery, an exhibition, a talk or discussion, a party, a protest or something else entirely! It just needs to hit these criteria:

It should be artistic/creative in some way.

It can be for any audience, but should be accessible and free for audiences to engage with (attend, watch, listen).

It can be an online ‘digital’ project, an offline ‘live’ project, or a bit of both.

It should connect with the local communities of Lewisham and/or Southwark.

It should connect with our Albany Values which you can read about here

Albany can also help with marketing, equipment, space use and technical support if you need it.


From the applications, five ideas will be chosen by a panel made up of members of the Albany community, Young Leaders, Meet Me at Elders, community artists and Albany staff who don’t normally have a say in our creative programmes. The 5 ideas shortlisted will pitch their ideas both online & live at the Albany in August.

This is the first hybrid Pizza & Pitches including a digital & physical vote.

The shortlisted 5 pitches will be asked to make 2 minute elevator pitch video (we can help you make this happen so don’t worry & you don’t have to be in it if you don’t want to be on screen).

Then the 5 pitches will give a 5 minute pitch and a quick Q&A at the live Pizza & Pitches event. At the live event you’ll all eat some pizza and have a chat with each other whilst you tally up the results from the panel, online & live voting. The winning pitch will be announced on the night, and the winner will receive £1000 to deliver their activity. Runners up will receive £100 each which can be used to develop their idea further.



Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 10am.

If you can’t make it happen this time around, they will be running a second round of Pizza & Pitches in the autumn with a deadline of early November.



Pizza and Pitches – CALL OUT – The Albany

Published on:
8 Jun 2022
Opportunity deadline:
27 Jul 2022


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