A statement from our Chair
The Trustees and I are grateful that the Arts Council and DCMS have agreed to support Woolwich Works through the Culture Recovery Fund.
It’s no secret that the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s visionary, £31.59m commitment to the Woolwich Creative District represents a significant investment. On the face of it, the majority of that money is being spent on restoring and preserving five historic buildings and bringing them back into public use; a noble, bricks and mortar endeavour. But Woolwich Works is about much more than that. It’s not so much an investment in property, as an investment in people.
We’re building an exceptional, professional, inclusive, creative community, with a diverse team, a diverse programme of performances and events, and a diverse engagement programme. We will actively work to attract diverse audiences and visitors from across our Borough and beyond.
Woolwich Creative District Trust is an independent registered charity, established to run Woolwich Works for the purposes of advancing art for the public benefit and providing facilities to improve the conditions of life of residents of the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Our Charitable Objects determine the purpose of the Trust, which we express in short-form as our mission: to offer hope and opportunity by enabling people to realise their creative potential.