The Community Use Agreement explained...

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During the transition of ownership from Haringey Council to the Far East Consortium, the Hornsey Town Hall Trust brokered a Community Use Agreement (CUA). Learn more about what is a CUA, how and why it is set up.

What is a Community Use Agreement?

Firstly, the CUA is in place to ensure that the Community has access to the Arts Centre, with the building being free at the point of entry. Secondly, it ensures an accessible pricing structure across workspace memberships and hireable event spaces. The Town Hall Square and Green also remain a place for the community to enjoy.

Who is in charge of the CUA?

The TIME + SPACE Co., which operates the venue, is responsible for the delivery of the CUA conditions. These conditions will be monitored and audited by the Community Use Agreement Steering Group. The CUA Steering Group will commence six months before Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre reopening.

Why is it in place?

The agreement is designed to ensure that the Community is able to hire and access the primary performance and event spaces. Also, the Community must be able to access the building at a reasonable blend of commercial and non-commercial rates. Similarly, it ensures the workspace provision provides affordable spaces for local start-ups to be incubated within the building.

How was it designed and who does it concern?

An extensive research and benchmarking exercise was conducted between 2017 and 2021. As a result, the Arts Centre’s pricing structure was designed following these findings. Rates and tariffs will be published and reviewed on an annual basis.

The CUA identifies the groups who can benefit from the agreement. See below the qualifying criteria for organisations operating as or providing services in the following disciplines:

  • Civic
  • Educational
  • Cultural
  • Charitable
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Theatre
  • Film screenings
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Art exhibitions
  • Temporary start-up workspace for short-term use
  • Activities intended for the use and enjoyment of the local community and the wider general public including, without limitation, organised clubs, societies and touring/visiting arts/entertainment organisations

To check if your organisation qualifies or if you would like further information about any of the elements of the Community Use Agreement, please contact our team.

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