Copyright 2019, Rebecca Davies, LBBD and Jimmy Lee

New Town Culture is a pioneering programme curated by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham to develop artistic and cultural activity as a core part of social care services.

The programme explores how artistic and cultural experience can reframe the work of social care and support adults and children using services.

By embedding art and culture in the core business of local authority services, New Town Culture proposes systemic change.

New Town Culture encompasses research, projects, exhibitions, publications, tools for practitioners, residencies, workshops, training and knowledge exchange to bring together creative and social practitioners in their work.

To find out more about the ideas that shape our approach please see our New Town Culture pamphlet.

Find out about the New Town Culture Team

Partners and Collaborators

Arc Theatre, Barking and Dagenham Youth Dance, Barking and Dagenham College, Company Drinks, The Foundling Museum, Green Shoes Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London, Serpentine Galleries, South London Gallery, Tate, The White House (Create London).