Arts Council England investment in Hackney

Published on: 22 August 2017

Arts and culture are one of Hackney’s great success stories. They boost the economy, promote Hackney’s reputation and help make it the great place it is to live.

Last year, the Arts Council invested more than £3 million in artists and projects in Hackney South and Shoreditch. And in 2018-22 they will invest over £27 million funding arts, museums and libraries.

Over 20 organisations will receive funding including the popular Geffrye Museum and Hackney Empire.

Access All Areas is also joining the portfolio. Its core mission is to raise the profile of the excellent work being delivered by disabled theatre artists in mainstream theatres, challenging perceptions of learning disabled people whilst celebrating the diverse perspectives and experiences.

PEER UK will receive additional investment for their work experience scheme for young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Arts are a vital resource that we cannot afford to lose.