About Wandsworth Arts and Culture Service

Our mission is for culture, in its broadest terms, to thrive in Wandsworth.

The team seek to ensure that everyone in our borough has the opportunity to participate in and celebrate culture as an artist, participant or audience member - or all of the above.

Working with the sector

Wandsworth Borough has an active and well developed arts and culture sector offering a diverse range of creative opportunities.

The Arts and Culture Service works with a wide range of partners, across sectors, supporting culture and creativity to thrive. Our creative collaboration with artists, communities and organisations produces richly imaginative, excellent work. We actively champion diversity and promote equality in our projects. From the small-scale amateur to the larger professional organisations we’ve played a vital part in taking people beyond what they thought possible. 

Find out more about grant opportunities.

The Arts and Culture Service which works closely with national and regional bodies such as the Arts Council England, London Culture Forum, Greater London Authority’s Culture team and What Next? to nurture cultural and creatives industries within the borough.

If you’re a local arts organisation and are looking for support, advice or want to promote an event, contact us.

What Next?

The What Next? movement has a local Wandsworth chapter who meet monthly. The group is an open voluntary group for residents, arts and community organisations, business people and individuals who want to champion the contribution that the arts and culture make in Wandsworth’s communities. Visit WhatNext? to find out more, including all the dates and venues for local meetings.

Live or work in Wandsworth?

Each year the Arts and Culture Service delivers a dynamic programme to bring creative opportunities right to your doorstep.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe is Wandsworth’s annual arts extravaganza. Every June, Wandsworth welcomes global acts for an eclectic programme of arts and culture that thrills, moves and inspires audiences.

Creative Wandsworth is an education programme working with primary and secondary schools to inspire, involve and educate young people about the creative opportunities in Wandsworth, including creative careers and future skills. 

Download the What Next? Wandsworth 2018 map to discover the hidden gems on your doorstep. The map shines a light on 50 venues from all over the borough that offer a wide range of arts, entertainment and activities, as well as learning and participation. It doesn’t include everything on offer, but gives a taste of what is available. Please note, this map was commissioned in 2018 and may now feature out of date content.

Keep in touch

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