Applications for Agents of Creative Change have now closed, and will re-open in spring 2018.


Are you interested in how the arts and creativity can be used for social change?

Do you work for a charity in Wandsworth? Or in the public sector with a challenge in your work you would like to address?

Are you an artist with experience in making work, and launching project with social impact? 


Agents of Creative Change is a free professional development programme for artists, public and third sector professionals, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. 

The programme invites people working in the charitable or public sector to come forwards with a challenge. That challenge might be in their professional environment, in their community, or both. They will then use their own creativity, and the creative inspiration of an artist, to tackle that challenge in a creative and playful way. 

Each year, Battersea Arts Centre recruits an unlikely group of people to make new connections across sectors. Each practitioner is paired with an artist and, through workshops led by key speakers, the whole group share practice, ideas and trial solutions to the presented challenges. 

When does the programme run?

Anchored by two intensive workshop days at Battersea Arts Centre, the programme runs from May to September. In between those meet-ups, there will be shadowing and work to realise test projects within the community. 

Who are we looking for?

The programme is open to all those who are interested in collaboration and new ideas. Previous participants have included those working in the police, local government, health services, employment and offender management. Artists have come from a wide variety of backgrounds including music & beatbox, design, writing, photography, performance work, digital and community theatre. Hear from two previous participants here

For any queries, email Lara Taylor at

We are grateful for the support of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Battersea Power Station Foundation.