This website is a labour of love to celebrate the Embassy Cultural House (ECH). Spearheaded by Tariq Hassan Gordon, the ECH is a volunteer project originally launched in July 2020 to recognize the contributions of the arts and culture community which came of age in London in the 1960s-1970s. It has since developed to reflect issues of concern to our community today and brings an intergenerational perspective to our programs. Tariq Hassan Gordon, along with ECH co-founders and artists Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner, work collaboratively with a dedicated team which includes the ECH's advisory circle and contributing editors. Click here to see the editorial team and advisory circle members.
The archives of the Embassy Cultural House (1983-1990) were donated to the Ivey Family London Room at the London Public Library by the former collective of the ECH. The archives of London's earlier artist-run centre, the 20/20 Gallery, are also housed in the same location.
We are grateful for the support of the Faculty of the Arts & Humanities at Western University which has facilitated internships with graduate and undergraduate students to contribute to the web development and digital archive of this project.
We extend our gratitude to all those who support the ECH’s socially-engaged cultural programs, including all our contributors, cultural workers, institutions, organizations and friends of our community.
As a not-for-profit collective of more than 100 contributors, your generous financial and in-kind donations to ECH help us to continue to connect with diverse communities across disciplines and encourage new relationships and possibilities.
100% of all donations go towards the ECH’s programs with the priority given to the payment of professional fees to contributors and for technical support. ECH does not have charitable status, therefore, no receipts for any financial donations can be issued.
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The Embassy Cultural House is a member of Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference (ARCA). To learn more about artist-run centres, please watch ARCA's informational video, What Is an Artist-Run Centre? Jamelie Hassan, co-founder of The Embassy Cultural House, is featured in this video.
What Is an Artist-Run Centre? from ARCA on Vimeo.