Chats Palace is an inclusive, inter-generational arts centre working with and for the diverse communities of Hackney. Firmly rooted in a rich artistic heritage, Chats Palace has a key role in Hackney’s growing cultural quarter, working in dynamic new partnerships with London Borough of Hackney and the broadest range of arts and non-arts partners to catalyse creative potential across east London. By championing local creativity, dialogue and debate we aim to make a meaningful contribution to the health, well-being and cohesion of our community through the breadth of our activities and depth of engagement these engender.
Chats Palace alumni include members of the local community as well as award-winning artists. Recent highlights include a youth + music project developed with Plan B (Ben Drew) and Palace Arts Music with Big Creative Education, both bringing professional musicians together with local young people to engender positive, life-long change. Going forward, our programme for will build on this strong foundation with an artist-led programme that attracts new audiences, encourages participation and stimulates creative and professional development, with a focus on emerging artists.