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Charity information

Wac Arts

Empowering Young People to Change Their World

Founded 1978

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to support gifted young people who face exceptional challenges and hardship to expand their life opportunities and aspirations through arts and media.

    Located at the Old Town Hall Hampstead, Wac Arts has been home to thousands of talented young people, harnessing their extraordinary potential every year, equipping them to make positive choices for themselves and a positive contribution to society. Our work has opened countless doors for young people, creating life-changing opportunities otherwise inaccessible to them. Our dream is to be a sustainable arts-inspired educational safe haven for generations of many young people, enabling them to park the stresses of being a young person; to forget, in some cases, the daily fight for survival; and instead, through the power of the arts, to find themselves, understand themselves and be themselves.

    “Attending Wac Arts every Sunday as a teenager transformed my life. I cannot overstate the continuing importance of having such institutions accessible to young people in London”
    Sam Beste- Wac Arts alumnus and professional musician

    In 1978 Camden struggled to provide local young people with adequate training in the performing arts and media. With this in mind our current CEO of 35 years set up Wac Arts, with 12 students. Now we have over 1,500 students benefiting from our media and arts training every year!

  • Aims

    Wac Arts aims to:

    • To empower young people to change their world
  • Overview

    Established: October 1978

    Registered Charity Number: 1121401

    Full time staff: 35

    Phone number: 0207 692 5807

    Address: Old Town Hall 213 Haverstock Hill London NW3 4QP

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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