Art Against Knives

Art Against Knives

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Local / community
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 


We prevent youth violence through creativity, working with young people and their communities to enable lasting positive change. 

We embed creative spaces in London’s most isolated communities, co-designed with young people, that build on their strengths and create opportunity. In these spaces our team of creative, highly skilled professionals provide creative skills training, mentoring and specialist support.


  • We run creative and safe spaces that enable trusted relationships
  • We provide early intervention support when we recognise triggers. We react before and at first signs of risk.
  • We provide immediate, emergency support for those who are face high, multiple risks, including domestic abuse and child sexual exploitation


We provide:

  • Personal development- equipping young people with the tools required to overcome setbacks, learn from experience, control behaviours, make safe choices and increase self-esteem.
  • Strengthened social skills by providing a space for young people to interact safely with their peers, communities, and wider society and build new positive networks.
  •  Foundations for employability by introducing new practical and transferable skills to sustain them in(to) education, employment or training - including accredited training

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