Creative Newham is an independent alliance of arts, cultural, educational, social and voluntary organisations committed to growing and strengthening cultural mobility in all its forms in Newham. Our aim is to provide a strong and connected creative vision for the borough whereby everyone can benefit from creative opportunities - as makers, producers, leaders, audiences and participants - whatever their background or circumstances.

What we do

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We work to make Newham's creative vision real for everyone in the borough. We’ll make sure that cultural activities involve us all and will help secure continuing support for Newham’s creative future.

Advocacy & lobbying

We come together to respond strategically to issues and policies which affect our work, informing and influencing policy-making.


We enable partners and agencies looking to work in Newham to engage with our extensive pan-borough creative network quickly to identify opportunities and work together.

Collaboration & co-creation

We collaborate on projects we can’t do alone or those that would be better served with a more joined-up approach.


We meet annually at the Creative Newham Social event and at smaller project-based events.


We identify funding opportunities and participate in joint funding bids to attract funding and strategic interest or investment in Newham. For example, Creative Newham assembled support for Creative People and Places, securing significant funds for three years.

Skills & employment

We identify opportunities to make a step change in the Newham talent pipeline and create training and employment opportunities for young people and adults, running programmes such as the Creative Newham Cultural Producers programme and the Creative Newham Youth Board which gives young people and young adults the chance to have a say in local cultural issues and gain experience in the field (joining details here).