Exciting new arts projects are set to be rolled out across Waltham Forest after commissions were awarded to two organisations.

Leytonstone, Leyton and Chingford will benefit after two innovative arts organisations were given two-year commissions by the council worth £20,000.

Studio3Arts and Wood Street Walls will offer the chance for people to explore their artistic sides through interactive projects.

Wood Street Walls will work with local artists in Chingford and Highams Park to develop a programme of activities, while Studio3Arts will do the same in Leyton and Leytonstone.

There will be panel discussions, workshops and pop-up public art.

Charity Studio3Arts aims to offer training and development for local groups and individuals to further their creative skills.

Liza Vallance, artistic director at charity Studio3Arts, said: “We’re really excited to start our work in Leyton and Leytonstone.

“Over the next two years we'll be undertaking a 'creativity audit' – finding out where, what, how and why creativity happens in these areas.

“There'll be exhibitions in unusual spaces, the uncovering of 'hidden' artists and a real celebration of culture and creativity.”

In Chingford, Wood Street Walls aims to create public art for the enjoyment of the community.

It will hold a “paint jam”, involving the installation of removable plywood walls on which members of the public and artists can paint.

The organisation plans to offer people a chance to try their hand at a wide range of activities including art workshops.

Mark Clack, co-founder of Wood Street Walls, said: “Over the next two years we will be working with local community groups and residents to erect more public art across Chingford.

“We're already working with a number of groups but there are lots of opportunities for others to get involved so we'd welcome people to get in touch.

“As well as public art we will be hosting varied workshops which we hope will reach a cross section of demographics and achieve our goal of making art accessible for all.”