Current projects and programmes support socially engaged practice and new artistic work by emerging and mid-career artists. We’re funding festivals and events that celebrate North Kensington’s creativity and heritage, and developmental opportunities for cultural leaders. Working with local partners, the Portobello Summer Festival connects West London communities with local and global talent.
The newly established Westway Arts Squad is a growing creative force that places young people at the heart of decision-making, opportunities and new ideas.
Through local, national and international partnerships we aim to increase access and opportunities for local people to benefit from participation in arts and culture. We’re committed to facilitating new ideas and to nurturing the next generation of artists, creatives and cultural leaders.
Homegrown people-powered arts happenings across and around the Portobello area
27 Feb – 27 March 2020
POP! Festival (Portobello Open Process Festival) is a mini-festival featuring homegrown, people-powered arts happenings across and around the Portobello area. Discover more about the artists we commissioned here.
This transformative programme provides bursaries and producing support to early and mid-career artists
Find out more about the eight exciting artists we’ve commissioned to research and develop new work that imaginatively responds to ‘Place’.
Festivals & Events Fund 2019
The Festivals & Events Fund supports high-quality activity that brings people from diverse backgrounds together, increases profile and maximises economic benefit in North Kensington.
Find out more about the recipients of our inaugural Festivals and Events Fund. From community events to film festivals and theatre seasons, come and discover what’s going on in North Kensington…
Westway Arts Squad
Young people at the heart of Westway Arts and Culture
We are building a team of young creative thinkers, do-ers and entrepreneurs, who care about the people, spaces, arts and culture in North Kensington, how they connect to opportunities across London, the UK and globally, and want to help us to make our work ambitious, relevant and future-proof.
Portobello Summer Festival 2019
Produced by Westway Trust and Shark Tank Events in partnership with Kids On The Green and local organisations, artists and groups.
Portobello Summer Festival, West London’s premiere FREE music and arts festival, took place on 21st July 2019. It brought together a local and international line-up featuring returning headliners Fabio & Grooverider alongside the soul-funk hip hop sounds of Fullee Love Collective presented by Jurassic 5’s Soup.