Creative Engagement

Principles & Policies


Rooted in Place

Our Creative Engagement programme is rooted in Brent and Northwest London, and is inspired by the areas unique cultural and artistic life.
We commit to harnessing and developing new and existing networks and relationships to create effective and sustained local partnerships and hearing and advocating for the priorities of our immediate communities.

A Space for all

Our local communities will be supported to connect, mix and flourish through stories and theatre making, in an artistic and civic space which is welcoming and accessible, and which they can call their own.

Routes in

We have a responsibility to develop the next generation of artists and audiences, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds, through direct, transparent and supported pathways, which prioritise sustained investment in people.

A Right to Creativity

All participants will have the opportunity to journey through creativity; to dream, express, imagine, play, aspire and be inspired and to see the benefits of creativity in their own lives. This may be through supporting a person with a health diagnosis, confidence building, reducing isolation or developing artistic skills.

Participant centred

Participants will be empowered to self-advocate and to change narratives. The work produced, from inception to performance outcome, will promote dialogue with and speak to issues that are important to our local communities.

Connection to Kiln

Participants will have the opportunity to work with, watch and be connected to world-class artists through the Kiln Theatre programming and through engaging with Kiln staff across all departments.


We commit to work which supports the sustainability and wellbeing of practitioners, participants and the planet. We will ensure there are holistic and mindful approaches to the way we work, through the lens of inclusivity and environmentally sustainable practice.


29th May 1961 Charitable Trust, The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, Jules and Cheryl Burns, Chapman Charitable Trust, Christina Smith Foundation, City Bridge Foundation, The John S Cohen Foundation, Laure Zanchi Duvoisin, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Garrick Charitable Trust, The Hobson Charity, Investec, John Lyon’s Charity, John Thaw Foundation, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, The National Lottery Heritage Trust, Noël Coward Foundation, Pears Foundation, Richard Radcliffe Trust, The Roddick Foundation, The Vanderbilt Family Foundation.