The ICA: About Finding The Hidden Gems

I took out a year’s membership with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) today. I was a member before but it kinda lapsed. These things do happen. Then last night after the 11th Black Film Maker (BFM) International Film Festival world premier screening of Jason Young’s ‘The Novelist’ at the ICA, I decided to join up. So now I am a member of the ICA.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
ICA Membership application form

The ICA is described as, ‘… one of the world’s most innovative and influential cultural institutions, presenting a dynamic and daily programme of contemporary arts, ideas, film and culture.’. Established in London in the 1930s, ‘…it continues today as a committed proponent of now, a truly original centre for exploration of the new, dedicated to presenting work from emergent artists, film-makers and radical thinkers in bold and experimental frameworks.’

The screening of Jason Young’s debut feature film last night is testament to this commitment. It is so encouraging that an institution like this can publicise and promote new and innovative creative ideas through film and art etc. Visit their website at for more information.

I look forward to making maximum use of my membership with ICA this time around. A great place to stop by for something new, exciting and educational. Here’s to a great year with ICA.