Camden Arts Centre is a place for world-class contemporary art exhibitions and education. With artists at the core of the programme, Camden Arts Centre strives to involve members of the public in the ideas and processes of today's artists, and the artists who inspire them. In addition to gallery spaces, the building includes studios which schools can use free of charge and in which people of all ages and abilities can learn skills in ceramics, painting, drawing and writing as part of the courses programme. In 2015/16 we celebrated our 50th birthday.

Over the past 27 years the Centre has introduced London audiences to significant artists from abroad; Karin ‘Mamma’ Andersson, Mary Heilmann, Hilma af Klint, Kerry James Marshall, and Kara Walker are among those whose exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre were the first in the UK. Martin Clark joined as Director in 2017.

Camden Arts Centre’s education programme aims to discover, inspire, engage and support the next generation of artists and arts audiences. Our artist-led approach focuses on widening our reach through strong and meaningful partnerships and peer support; offering multiple entry points to engagement through free activities, targeted projects and outreach work; and through targeting our most local audiences in the boroughs of Camden, Brent, Barnet and Harrow.

Learn more about our previous exhibitions and projects on our online archive

Exhibitions feature emerging artists, international artists showing for the first time in London, significant historic figures who have inspired contemporary practice, and artist selected group shows relevant to current debate.

Residencies develop artists’ practices with practical support, resulting in new work and public participation.

Events engage audiences in a regular series of talks and discussions, film screenings and live art performances.

Projects are initiatives to encourage people of all ages, abilities and areas of interest to engage with contemporary art.

Courses teach creative and technical skills to people of all ages and abilities, in a range of specialist mediums.

A specialist Bookshop is on site, as well as a Café and Garden which is open all year round. 

Camden Arts Centre is a member of Plus Tate: a network of visual arts organisations that share ideas, experiences, practices and programmes to increase public value and to broaden and deepen engagement in art.

National Art Pass holders receive 10% discount in our Café and on books in our Bookshop. 

Camden Arts Centre is a registered charity. Registered Charity Number 1065829