The Agency 2019

Join The Agency!

The Agency is kicking off at Blackhorse Workshop! We’re looking for 15-25 year olds from Higham Hill and Walthamstow with ideas that need to happen.

Do you have what it takes to turn your passion into a project? By joining The Agency you’ll get £30 per week and the professional training, support, funding and advice you need to make your project benefit your local community. It can be anything from boxing workshops to a music festival, natural beauty products to community football.

You’ll pitch your idea to an expert panel to win £2,000, and you’ll make a positive change, lead a unique business, and gain the skills you need to achieve.  See some of the past Agency projects on Instagram.


We’re now accepting applications from individuals or groups! If you’d like to join The Agency, send an email to and we’ll reply with more info.

Any questions? Email or give us a call on 0208 531 1612, we’re happy to provide support with the application process.

  • Application deadline: Sunday 14th April 2019
  • Interview dates: Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th April 2019



Sessions will take place every week at Blackhorse Workshop and a local community venue, from Wednesday 1st May 2019 – Saturday 20th July 2019:

  • Wednesday Sessions: 5.30 – 7.30pm
  • Saturday Sessions: 11am – 5pm



We’re also looking for Mentors to support our Agents with their business ideas. If you’d be interested in becoming an Agency Mentor, please get in touch with Xenia at


The Agency UK is a Battersea Arts Centre and Contact programme devised in partnership with People’s Palace Projects. Current partners include: Blackhorse Workshop, National Theatre Wales and Fablab Belfast. Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and London Borough of Culture – a Mayor of London initiative, with support from City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust and Airbnb. The Agency is a programme originally conceived by Marcus Faustini in Rio de Janeiro where it is delivered by Agência de Redes para a Juventude. The UK pilot (2013 – 15) was funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.