Arts

The arts service’s mission is for culture, in its broadest terms, to thrive in Wandsworth. The team seek to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in and celebrate culture through a variety of means and activities.

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 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. Click here to find out more about grant opportunities.

The arts 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.

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.

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

Live or work in Wandsworth?

Each year the arts service delivers a dynamic programme to bring creative opportunities right to your doorstep.

Wandsworth Artists’ Open House is a free exhibition which takes place annually in October. Explore over 100 artists’ works as they open their homes and studios to visitors. Click here to find out more.

Wandsworth Arts Fringe is Wandsworth’s annual arts extravaganza. Every May Wandsworth welcomes global acts for an eclectic programme of arts and culture that thrills, moves and inspires audiences. Click here to find out more.

Cultural 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. Click here to find out more.

Pump House Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Battersea Park, offers a dynamic programme of exhibitions, events and workshops. Click here to find out more.

Discover the hidden gems on your doorstep by downloading the What Next? Wandsworth map which 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. As this map is a pilot, it doesn’t include everything on offer, but is just the start of something special to give a taste of what is available. Click here to download a copy of the map.

Keep in touch

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