Wac Arts purpose is to improve the lives of young people through access to the arts. Our high-quality affordable Arts Programme nurtures creativity, supporting young people facing physical and socio-economic barriers to participation, enabling them to connect, have fun and build life-skills.
Poverty, ethnicity, disability, and postcode continue to prevent equal access to arts and culture. Opportunities in schools have been reduced, private lessons remain expensive, and inequality is growing daily with the cost-of-living crisis. Now more than ever, young people need relevant affordable access to the arts, where they can connect, develop skills, and have fun. 20% of our young people identify as disabled, 32% live in areas of deprivation, 70% come from Global Majority backgrounds.
Our accessible Arts Programme provides positive, relevant, and uplifting activities for young people to explore their creativity and cultural identity, regardless of their background or ability. From our HQ and safe spaces across London our Programme empowers young people to unlock their potential, tackle important social issues, make positive choices and build transferable skills. We provide vital social connectivity, helping safeguard young people’s mental and physical wellbeing.