We work with many different organisations and people within the local cultural and creative industries producing art, drama, music, dance, film, literature, media, architecture and heritage.
Shoreditch and Hoxton Arts Fund
We’ve set up a £300,000 fund to commission community arts projects that bring residents, businesses, and visitors to Shoreditch and Hoxton together.
It’s made up of a planning levy we placed on new developments in the area – called Section 106 contributions.
We’re aiming to fund projects in the Hoxton East and Shoreditch ward until 2022, and projects must be match funded through cash or resources, based around high quality physical or digital events or performances, and be co-created with the community.
- winners of the first round (which launched in summer 2019)
Find out about this year’s event and how to get involved:
There are free events and activities in Dalston Square all year round.
Discover Young Hackney
Discover Young Hackney gets Hackney’s young people involved in showcasing, producing, promoting and training in the local arts and creative industries.
Find information on current events and activities including festivals, carnivals and fairs and publicise your own events with the What’s On calendar.
Creative Hackney – cultural policy framework
Our arts and cultural strategy 2019-2022 [pdf, 5.69MB] sets out the framework within which cultural activities and the cultural and creative industries contribute to the wider social and economic drivers within Hackney.
It sets the context for the strategic development of the sector in line with overall development priorities of the council but also demonstrates where culture can add value and provide fresh and creative approaches.
Cultural Development Team
- Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm