Heart of the arts for Whitstable and beyond
The Horsebridge Arts Centre enjoys more than 90,000 visitors through its doors each year. These visitors are made up of local and regional visitors as well as growing numbers of tourists from the UK and abroad as Whitstable continuers to attract cultural and heritage tourists. We are committed to deliver a year-round programme of arts events and learning opportunities to Whitstable and beyond, responding to and enhancing the passions of the community. We work cohesively in our programming to ensure we offer events the community can be involved in with the aim of having no barrier to access, particularly with youth projects and events, connecting with other organisations and groups across the district to enhance the collective offering to the region. The Centre continues to develop new approaches to reach sections of our community who feel there is nothing at the centre for them.
The Centre relies on income generated from hire charges and events to cover its operating costs alongside grant funding. To remain accessible and to continue to provide public benefit, the trustees and management team of the Centre have to take great care to ensure the fees set across the Centre remain accessible for those on low income.