Charity information

Free Word

Free Word is an international centre for literature, literacy and free expression. Through our artistic programmes and public events we promote and protect the written and spoken word.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    Free Word is an international centre for literature, literacy and free expression. Through our artistic programmes and public events we promote and protect the written and spoken word, and provide a space for collaboration, exploration and dissent.

  • Aims

    Free Word aims to:

    • To provide an international centre for organisations working in literature, literacy and free expression, encouraging collaboration and cross-sector working.
    • To present a year-round programme at Free word Centre with Residents, Associates and external partners in order to expand audiences for literature, literacy and free expression.
    • To develop a programme of work, live and digitally, working collaboratively with a range of partners, that explores key issues of our time.
    • To continue to raise the profile of Free Word locally, nationally and internationally.
    • To promote sustainable growth and development within the centre. To integrate an emerging generation of artists and cultural workers into our work.
  • Overview

    Established: February 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1128059

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 10

    Part time staff: 11

    Phone number: 02073242570

    Address: Free Word Centre EC1R 3GA

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