A place where everybody can experience creativity. Everyone is welcome, everyone can take part.

We offer engaging creative spaces that enrich lives and encourage involvement. We provide opportunities to develop creative practices and grow new audiences. We build connections and bring the community together.

The Horsebridge provides a vibrant arts centre at the heart of our community. We are a public space that aims to enrich the lives of local people by encouraging them to access, enjoy and be challenged by arts activities both as participants and audience. By providing creative and cultural activities we aim to combat isolation and promote well-being.

We are open 6 days a week and welcome over 90,000 local people and visitors to the area through our doors each year. Every week there are over 40 different classes, every month there are films, artist talks and clubs, and in one year we can feature over 100 artists in 35+ exhibitions.

To create an engaging arts space we have built relationships with grant funders and shown we can reliably deliver high quality projects that have grown partnerships with schools, community and cultural organisations. A rich history of projects that speak to all of our community by engaging local culture, history, the environment, digital practices and social impact. Think of Me, a WW1 commemorative project, Young Digital Makers and Young History Makers working with local 13 – 25 year olds, the Waste Line project examined the impact we have on our coastal environment, Why Do You Never Speak, part of a satellite programme of Journeys with The Waste Land at the Turner Contemporary in Margate and our series of Connection In Isolation projects when the centre was closed due to Covid-19. Read more about our past and current projects too.

Support Us Involvement comes in many forms

Funding an arts venue is a balancing act across grant funding, generated income and support including sponsors and advertising.

To build something great takes a community of support. Our community of support are our Friends and donors and you can see who benefits if you join in too.

Thanks to the variety of projects we are able to fund, we can offer opportunities to get involved through commissions, project work or volunteering.

Visit Us Support local artists and creatives

Come and visit our galleries and our shop full of products made by local creatives and artists. Take part in classes and workshops run by us and local small businesses.

You can also hire spaces in the centre for away days, workshops, meetings and much more.

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Annual reports and review papers. 

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