The organisation aims to connect art, people and ideas in order to make the world a better place. Via a regularly-changing programme of exhibitions, learning activities, projects, and community-focused initiatives, it addresses urgent themes such as housing, migration, inequality, regeneration and healthcare. Its activities promote creativity for everyone, through education, debate and making.
Part of the community in South Bank, Saabat is developing relationships with constituencies in Redcar and beyond. Its ambition is that these help it to shape itself: a public site, open and accessible, diverse and inclusive, and used by all.