Tower Hamlets Network Organisations

Bow Arts

Bow Arts is a not-for-profit educational arts charity which runs an innovative programme of workshops, projects and training in schools. Bow Arts develops confidence, skills and imagination and values the impact that creativity can have on learning. Bow Arts’ work makes learning accessible and directly impacts on children and young people’s attainment and wellbeing. Contact:


Chisenhale Gallery produces an integrated artistic, education and outreach programme; artist-led with a core focus on commissioning groundbreaking new work and developing audiences, this expands on Chisenhale’s 30-year history as one of London’s most innovative organisations for contemporary visual art. Chisenhale continues to be an essential resource for the local formal education sector. The Schools strand emphasises engagement with contemporary art through equal exploration of both ideas and processes. Contact:

Eastside Educational Trust

East-Side Educational Trust is a highly acclaimed, award winning, world record breaking arts and education charity. The Trust mission is to introduce children of all ages to the arts and literature in London and to raise young people’s standards of achievement in language, literacy and artistic endeavour by unlocking the creative potential in everyone. Contact:

Matt’s Gallery

Matt’s Gallery is committed to supporting artists in the development of their practice and to the critical engagement of its audience. The gallery endeavours to engage and generate discussion in an educational context through its exhibition and publishing programmes, the gallery Reading Room, access to archive materials, artists’ talks, surgeries, and the internship programme. Contact:

Portman Gallery

The role of education is now an important part of art discourse in the UK, largely due to institutional changes resulting from new funding requirements. Portman Gallery is a project that bridges the world of education and that of contemporary art, but does it the other way around: instead of inviting classes into the gallery, here the gallery exists within the school site. Contact:

Ragged School Museum

Housed in what was once London’s biggest Ragged School, this popular, family-friendly museum welcomes people of all ages to taste a slice of Victorian life.  Located beside the Regents Canal the museum offers, through role play, hands-on exhibits, talks and special projects, an authentic and memorable experience of what life was like for residents of Tower Hamlets a century ago, as well as an opportunity to reflect on how the borough is constantly changing. Contact:

The Complete Works

The Complete Works is a youth educational charity and our aim is to reinspire young people back in education through a range of creative and interactive workshops and projects. Contact:

Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Service

The organisation works with schools and groups, providing arts and music education activities for every child and young person (up to 18yrs) living in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.  Contact:

V&A Museum of Childhood

The museum runs a comprehensive Education Programme for young people, families, adult learners and almost 60,000 schoolchildren each year. The Programme includes teaching sessions, daily activities, special events, study days and more intensive programmes aimed at specific, targeted groups such as local teenagers. The Community Programme runs artist-led projects with local schools and community groups, leading to new work inspired by the Museum’s collections which is displayed in the Front Room Gallery within the Museum’s foyer. Contact:

Whitechapel Gallery

The gallery brings modern and contemporary art and ideas to local, national and international audiences by providing a place for free-thinking, creativity and learning. Contact:

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