Peckham Platform is a creative and educational charity based in Peckham, South London. We bring local communities together with leading artists to co-produce social art that responds directly to the needs and concerns of the people involved.

We commission new work, run workshops, talks and exhibitions and provide progression routes for young people. For each new artist commission we work with a section of our community to jointly identify themes, develop a brief and select artists. The community then collaborate with that artist to create new work. The model of joint decision making continues right through to the exhibition, installation or event.


Activities exploring socially engaged art for families and schools

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Our Programme

Our artistic programme strives to be both relevant and useful to artists and the communities with whom we work. Reflecting our values and concerns as a cultural organisation with a civic duty. We are committed to community-led co-commissioning and creating a genuinely collaborative process.

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What is social art?

Socially engaged art can be broadly defined as what happens when artists work with people in the co-creation of a public outcome. In the context of Peckham Platform, this means that we support artists to work with Peckham’s communities in the process of making something together.


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Two people adding black letters to a lighbox that reads Brighter Peckham outside Peckham library

Film: Futurama by Harold Offeh

A film by Harold Offeh, documenting his 2010 Peckham Platform commission, Futurama, with youth group Leaders of Tomorrow and design team Glass Hill.

Artist Talk: Melanie Manchot, Twelve

In 2015 artist Melanie Manchot discussed the inspiration behind her ambitious film installation, Twelve, with Dr Pratap Rugani, documentary filmmaker and then Reader in Documentary Film at University of the Arts London.

Film: South London Black Music Archive by Barby Asante

This interview with artist Barby Asante looks at her inspiration for the South London Black Music Archive and documents the exhibition.


Meet the socially engaged artists working with our communities in Peckham

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