Keep At It was founded in May 2020, during the most intense time of lockdown.
Founder Douglas Karson had a newborn, sickly baby, a bedridden wife, a 2 year old, no outside support, no garden and lost his entire income after spending 2.5 years building up a national network with Art Battle UK.
In the midst of that trauma and loss, art and creativity were what got him through that most difficult time.
The first exhibition was covid secure and drew over 5000 audience members is December 2020.
Since then, it's been a learning and growing popular movement.
We believe that supporting creativity makes the world a better place and we want to live in a better world.
Keep Art It's mission is to share art with as many people as possible.
We offer a unique mix of live events, media production, artist support and community engagement. To truly engage people, they must be co-creators, co makers and feel that the creativity is for them.
Keep Art It supports an astounding array of creative disciplines from fine artists to hip-hop musicians. This open and inclusive approach leads to exciting opportunities for collaboration within new creative hubs. This isn’t just making art, this is making life!
Keep Art It can be an essential cog in the circular economy of the future where artists lead the way to reinvent retail. At the same time, serving the community by enabling innovative solutions that address mental health and wellness by giving people a platform to express themselves.
Keep Art It is not just our name.
It is a statement of intent.