Battersea Arts Centre is a public space where people come together to be creative, see a show, explore the local heritage, play or relax. The organisation’s mission is to inspire people, to take creative risks, to shape the future.
Battersea Arts Centre encourages people to test and develop new ideas with members of the public – a process called Scratch. Scratch is used by artists to make theatre, by young people to develop entrepreneurial ideas and as a helpful process for anyone who wants to get creative.
The area of South West London and the old town hall in which Battersea Arts Centre is based, are rich in heritage. Since April 2016, the organisation has been custodian of the Wandsworth Collection, using creativity to explore the past and imagine the future.
Scratch has been adopted as far afield as Sydney and New York and shows and projects developed by people at Battersea Arts Centre travel across the UK and the world. The organisation has successfully sparked new approaches to creativity across the globe.
Each year Battersea Arts Centre
• Welcomes over 160,000 people to its building
• Inspires the local community to get creative including 3000 young people
• Works with over 400 artists to put on over 800 performances and tour at least 10 shows and projects
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