Arts education and participation can play a key role in developing positive social skills, creative thinking and problem solving. They encourage social mobility and prevent criminality.
More than 500 at-risk children and young people from across North and East London take part in weekly after-school activities run by Hackney Empire.
We’re also nurturing stars of the future with our Emerging Talent programmes. Every year 10 to 20 of our alumni go on to study at top arts schools around the world or successful careers in creative industries.
That’s something we can all be proud of. As long as it continues. Each year we need to raise £300,000 so we can inspire the young people who will shape our future