Wandsworth Arts & Culture Strategy
The Wandsworth Arts and Culture Strategy recognises the opportunities that exist for residents and visitors to engage with, experience and enjoy arts and culture. It is also a long-term, 10 year visioning document that expands on what is currently available and looks forward to a borough thriving with more arts and culture engagement opportunities that celebrates the diversity found within the borough, develops routes into creative careers and ensures access and availability to all residents so that they can start well, live well and age well.
Wandsworth historically has a rich cultural offer. Ranging from the hyper local – amateur dramatics, crafts, skateboard parks and pub music, to national and international arts and cultural institutions. Wandsworth prides itself on welcoming innovative organisations that have made the borough their home and further embed culture into our vibrant cultural ecology and the lives and homes of our residents.
The main aim of this strategy is to inspire, nurture and support all residents, communities, visitors and the creative ecology to:
• inform the council’s and cultural organisations thinking as to the cultural needs of the borough in 2030, specifically how they can make art and culture accessible to all, grow with the ambition of the borough and reflect the needs and opportunities of the residents.
• shape and influence the growth of borough’s cultural ecology and help the borough be a centre of innovation, creative employment and the arts on a global and hyper local scale
• support residents to develop/support their own cultural resources to meet specific needs, support stronger neighbourhoods and enhance community cohesion