Support for Arts and Culture

The area around the Westway is world-renowned for it's cultural heritage, creativity, authenticity and activism.

Our arts and cultural programme aims to support our diverse and talented local community to thrive, and increase access and opportunities for local people to benefit from participation in the arts.

  • We provide funding, space, advice and support for local artists, arts organisations, festivals, projects and events
  • We work in partnership to deliver an annual summer and winter festival
  • We are developing a 1000 capacity new arts space in Portobello
  • We run a #CultureMakers programme which offers funding to young people aged 16-24 to lead their own creative social action projects
  • We promote art and cultural events in the area through our website and social media
  • We are launching a new Westway Arts Network to enable local people to be at the heart of our decision making about arts and culture in the area

We are always open to new creative ideas and partnerships which will benefit people in the area, so do get in touch with Miriam Nelken, Head of Culture and Partnerships to discuss.