We are a social enterprise with a commitment to the Hackney borough.

We believe;
In the power of creativity to make a difference to the lives of individuals.

We deliver creative workshops, volunteering opportunities and employability training via our Creative Upskilling Programme. This programme is delivered in partnership with local charities targeted at out of work and hard to reach residents.

We offer all of these schemes to our trainees:

Free workshops

Free workshops that encourage creativity and teach arts skills

An opportunity to explore

An opportunity to explore their creativity and learn from professional artists

Placement Work

A 25 hour volunteer placement supporting Hackney Arts work

One-to-One Training

One-to-one training with the Hackney Arts team on different areas of the organisation

Employment References

An employment reference from Hackney Arts

Employment Skills

Follow-up employment support including CV clinics.

Our Impact.

So far we have delivered free creative workshops for 219 residents in the Hackney borough in partnership with local charities.

Where we've worked.

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Participant testimonials.

“I didn’t realise I could slow down and take notice of details in this way… it has made me be more present in my life… taking notice of the little things. I have more reason to feel happy.”
Wayne, participant
“These activities have built my confidence and my communication skills and how I socialise with others and have helped me tap back into my creativity. They also have had a massive impact on my well-being and my self-care and how I see myself.”
Cindy, participant
I always felt that I never had a creative side to me but these workshops have proved me wrong. I have managed to take part and do things that I thought were impossible and out of my reach. At different points during the workshops my confidence and well-being has been shaken to the point where I feel more uplifted, present, worthy and have a little more self-love, and that’s all through your wonderful workshops.”
Robert, participant

In our Creative Upskilling Programme,
we aim to develop the following 8 employability skills;


Personal confidence in the work place

Team Work

Collaborating with others in a team

Workplace Dynamics

Supporting colleagues and senior staff


Communication with customers and suppliers

Management Experience

Managing and executing tasks

Project Management

Event management experience

Learning Framework

Ability and willingness to learn new skills

Work Ethic

Resilience and positive working attitude

Our Impact

Our social impact work is made possible by the support of local partners. If you’re a resident, or a business looking to support our work, please get in touch - we’d love to hear from you.

You can reach us at, or let’s chat on 0207 101 3152.

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