The Acton Arts Project is a bid to turn the disused Old Library building on Acton High Street into a vibrant, community-led arts centre and cultural hub.
Our vision is to improve the lives of local residents and strengthen community spirit by providing an inspirational, creative space in which the diverse population of Acton can come together to watch or participate in the performing arts.
We also wish to reclaim and preserve the beautiful, historic Old Library building for community use; contributing to the much-needed regeneration of Acton Town centre.
The arts centre will provide a range of facilities, including:
PERFORMANCE SPACE for dance, music & theatre
CAFE & BAR open daily
EVENT SPACES available for hire to the local community
WORKSHOP / OFFICE SPACES available for longer-term rental
Acton is home to a very diverse community with different incomes and interests. We value and celebrate this diversity and wish to create a centre which reflects and serves the whole community.
Research shows that community arts centres find it difficult to survive financially without significant subsidies, both charitable and commercial. Therefore part of the building may be leased commercially in order to subsidise the centre, potentially as office or co-working space for local residents and businesses, preferably from the creative industries.