Communities in West Hounslow have access to a thriving arts ecology- Our vision
Established in 1989, Feltham Arts Association (FAA) is a charity based in the west of Hounslow and is the second largest arts provider in the borough, offering a year-round programme of local community arts in Feltham, Hanworth and Bedfont. FAA’s programmes have been running for the past 30 years, engaging 10,000 people of all ages per year. FAA has been happily housed in the heart of The Centre, Feltham, next to Feltham Library for the past ten years. Between 2012 and 2016 FAA managed the successful delivery of the local authority’s commissioned contract for Arts and Civic pride – Community Based Service.
FAA works with a wide range of both locally based and national artists and companies, the charities success and widespread support can be measured by its strong relationships with a broad range of partners (voluntary, statutory and the private sector) such as Hounslow Housing, Royal Historic Palaces, schools, colleges, resident’s groups, faith groups and town centres. This is further demonstrated by the historical and close relationship between the organisation and the London Borough of Hounslow, which grew out of a five-year Single Regeneration Budget programme where we were the sole delivery partner of arts and cultural provision for the West Area of Hounslow.
PQASSO Quality Mark - Peer Review Report
Feltham Arts Association was seen to have a wealth of strengths including:
- Very strong commitment shown by everyone interviewed;
- Outstanding managers who work together to ensure continuing high quality of the services provided;
- Enthusiastic staff and volunteers always looking out for creative ideas;
- A Board of Trustees who each contribute diverse experience, knowledge, interest and willing involvement
In common with many charitable organisations Feltham Arts Association faces challenges in a changing funding environment but if commitment, hard work and ambition are the key the organisation will continue to provide life-enhancing services to all in the community of the London Borough of Hounslow.