About Peckham Platform
Peckham Platform is a creative and educational charity based in a gallery on Peckham Square, SE15. It became independent at the start of 2014 and was awarded Arts Council national portfolio funding six months later. As an organisation it believes that communities can inform and shape their engagement with their locality by working with contemporary visual artists. Its programme of commissions creates meaningful and accessible social arts practice for Peckham and beyond, providing an expansive platform for different voices and debate, bringing contemporary social practice alive.
Our vision is that communities can inform and shape their engagement with their locality by working with contemporary visual artists.
Our mission is to create meaningful and accessible social arts practice for Peckham and beyond.
We support artists and communities to co-create and own new artworks by:
1. Working with the best social arts practitioners who prioritise working with people as an integral aspect to their practice.
2. Working with communities in a sustainable way to identify issues that are important to them and can be addressed through contemporary art.
Our objectives for the next three years are to:
1. Deliver an expanded co-commissioned gallery programme which will deepen our relationships with our community partners in Peckham;
2. Champion social arts practice and become a critical resource for HE partners, leading practitioners and engaged organisations;
3. Critically investigate the social impact of our place based work so that we contribute to wider sector development and influence policy making in this area;
4. Build a sustainable organisation with diversity and partnership at its heart.
The work we do in Peckham helps increase civic pride and build a positive sense of place.
The work we will do to champion and critically contribute to the development of social arts practice will increase the number of communities that can enjoy this kind of positive cultural experience.
The work we do to critically investigate the social impact of our place based work will influence future policy in this area.