Artists.

We offer a supportive network for creative talents.

We believe; Artists need to be supported and employed in order to thrive and create value in their communities.

We employ artists from the Hackney borough and beyond to deliver our creative workshops for businesses and events across London and our Creative Upskilling Programme in the Hackney community.

We have a broad view of the arts and incorporate all kinds of creative practitioners including; visual artists, painters, photographers, ceramicists, screen-printers, gardeners, florists, herbalists, singers, beatboxers, poets…

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Testimonials from our Artists.

"Having grown up in Hackney, I wanted to be a part of the ever-increasing art facilities available, especially for the local community. It was a relief having someone take over all the logistical side of things such as venues and promotions and let me just focus on the preparation of materials and delivering them!

What's really good is that I'm able to expose henna via Hackney Arts to a wider audience. Through working with Hackney Arts, it has helped raise the profile of what I do and also give back a little to the community I love. Lastly, the Hackney Arts team are amazing to work with, highly professional and a lot of fun.“
Nora Aalit, founder of Hackney Henna House
“I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to run workshops for local community groups through Hackney Arts. Meeting the members and organisers of Spitalfields Crypt Trust was a very insightful and enriching experience for me. It was humbling to meet people that have dedicated their lives to helping others, and to have the members' first hand experiences shared with me.

I found these particular workshops challenged my usual teaching style and encouraged me to go right back to basics to ensure I catered for all abilities and tastes. Without Hackney Arts I would have never had the chance to connect with this charity, and this experience has paved the way for me to design sensory workshops for various NHS groups, hospices and care homes with the mental health benefits of creativity forming the basis of the concept.”
Jennie Webber, founder of Wild Life Drawing,
"Working with Hackney Arts is a real pleasure! I always receive all the information needed well in advance of the workshops I am facilitating and always feel confident that everything will run smoothly. I find Hackney Arts to be a professional company yet with the warmth and flexibility that is needed for community work e.g when working with vulnerable and isolated people. I have gained lots of experience, in particular with working with groups I hadn’t previously worked with e.g delivered a workshop for homeless shelter which I found very educational and rewarding. As the artist I can focus on the creative side of things and don’t have to deal with the admin of managing projects. Also, as a freelance arts facilitator I often work alone and so it’s always lovely to feel like part of a team when working with Hackney Arts!"
Rhian Sutcliffe, community artist

Work with us.

Our family of practitioners keeps growing year on year, and we want that to continue! If you’re an artist with teaching experience or an interest in teaching, we’d love to work with you.

Get in touch at info@hackneyarts.com with details of your creative practice to talk about working with us.

Brand Partners.

Our network of artists and creatives is supported by our favourite brands and suppliers. To talk to us about becoming a Brand Partner, get in touch on info@hackneyarts.com, or call us on 0207 101 3152.