WHALE Arts offers an ever changing creative, integrative and inclusive programme both in ‘the WHALE’ and beyond our physical walls in wider community spaces and places.
A key element of WHALE’s creative programme is the delivery of a wide range of regular projects across a variety of art forms.
Our projects draw upon our extensive experience and excellent track record of delivering projects that respond to the assets of our community, aspirations of local people.
Our projects are led by associate artists who in addition to their own creative practice, in a comprehensive range of art forms, are experts in engaging, supporting and inspiring the people that we work with.
In addition to WHALE’s own activities we are proud to work with a variety of creative, cultural and community partners to enhance the range of services and activities that local people can access at ‘the WHALE’.
The quality and flexibility of the creative spaces in ‘the WHALE’ mean that exciting performances and events take place on a regular basis in the heart of Wester Hailes. From exhibitions and performances by local groups to large national festivals such as the Puppet Animation Festival – and everything in between – WHALE really does offer something for everyone.
As the cultural anchor organisation in Wester Hailes we work hard to be recognised by local people as the vibrant, creative heart of our community and by our cultural partners as the organisation to connect them with Wester Hailes.