Phase IV Development Funding Appeal

Dear Members and Supporters,

Shaftesbury Arts Centre is literally bursting at the seams. Each week is packed full of activities and entertainment.

As well as a chance to take part in our four shows a year with our Music and Drama Group, we offer you around 20 different activity groups; some of which are in-house groups and free to members, while others are run by professionals who make their own charges. All these activities, productions and events need space, so the Directors have decided that the time has come for us to begin to realise Phase IV of our development plan; to build our long awaited extension and fly tower. This will give us much needed storage, workshop, rehearsal and meeting space, and will incorporate our essential roof repairs.

We gained full planning permission for our extension in May 2017, and our attention now has turned to  putting the plans into action.

We do not have enough funds to complete the extension in one go, so have decided to break the project into bite sized pieces, starting with raising the sloping roof on the Proctor room. This will both implement the planning permission before it runs out and provide us with a large, stage sized room that will eventually become a dance studio available for use by our dancers and for other travelling dance companies.

Focus on funding

We are now pursuing every avenue in order to raise funds for our exciting extension. We are looking for donations and sponsors for many events and are applying for a number of grants, while at the same time our amazing fundraising team is putting on a fabulous programme of events.

Every penny counts!

We ask you to help by remembering that ‘Every penny counts!’ and we invite you to save your small change to donate to our building fund.

Follow our progress

We’ll keep you posted of our progress on the website and on the board above the ice-cream freezer in the Foyer.

Lastly, thanks to all of you who support the Arts Centre and to all the volunteers who work so hard to make it the exciting place it is.

Jenny Parker, Chairman

Image: PWCR


In support of this appeal, the Arts Centre holds a range of fundraising events which are indicated by this logo on the event page and by a "Funding our Future" indication on the programme ticket.

Should the project not require all the monies collected, the Arts Centre board retain the right to use them for other of the Arts Centre's charitable purposes.

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Open all weekend, including Sunday, 10am – 4pm – ‘Studio 90’ – Sue Cuff, Sue Vezey, Lindsey Keir, Deidre Greenwood, Mark Muspratt-Williams with an eclectic range of approaches to landscape, and natural form. #printmaking #painting #drawing #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/4NJH50xfZMl

In the gallery this week until 26 November, ‘Studio 90’ a group show of paintings, printmaking and drawings. #still life #naturalform #patternmaking #localartists #shaftesburyarts #visitshaftesbury #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/65BH50xfZjA

Last chance to see this eclectic group exhibition. The New Dorset Group show closes at 4pm tomorrow. #dorsetartists #expressiveart #abstractart #decorativearts #womenartists #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/f3Xe50x8uzT

The New Dorset Art Group’s exhibition continues until Tuesday 19th November. Closed Sunday. Nine women artists creating different responses to the landscape and natural form. #dorsetartists #painting #textiles #ceramics #printmaking http://ow.ly/qvXt50x8uod

Continuing this week in the gallery and to 19th November, The New Dorset Art Group. Sue Bennett, Sue Fawthrop, Claire Thomas, Eleanor Norman, Clare Shepherd, Catherine Pitchford, Orsola Adlem , Janet Parker Laird, Vanessa Stanfield #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/7tMa50x8u8X

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  • Open all weekend, including Sunday, 10am - 4pm - 'Studio 90' - Sue Cuff, Sue Vezey, Lindsey Keir, Deidre Greenwood, Mark Muspratt-Williams with an eclectic range of approaches to landscape, and natural form. #printmaking #painting #drawing #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/ATmg50xfZMk

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend, including Sunday, 10am - 4pm - 'Studio 90' - Sue Cuff, Sue Vezey, Lindsey Keir, Deidre Greenwood, Mark Muspratt-Williams with an eclectic range of approaches to landscape, and natural form. #printmaking #painting #drawing #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/ATmg50xfZMk"
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  • In the gallery this week until 26 November, 'Studio 90' a group show of paintings, printmaking and drawings. #still life #naturalform #patternmaking #localartists #shaftesburyarts #visitshaftesbury #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/5Wca50xfZjz

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week until 26 November, 'Studio 90' a group show of paintings, printmaking and drawings.  #still life #naturalform #patternmaking #localartists #shaftesburyarts #visitshaftesbury #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/5Wca50xfZjz"
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  • Last chance to see this eclectic group exhibition. The New Dorset Group show closes at 4pm tomorrow. #dorsetartists #expressiveart #abstractart #decorativearts #womenartists #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/Yd5W50x8uzU

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see this eclectic group exhibition. The New Dorset Group show closes at 4pm tomorrow. #dorsetartists #expressiveart #abstractart #decorativearts #womenartists #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/Yd5W50x8uzU"
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  • The New Dorset Art Group's exhibition continues until Tuesday 19th November. Closed Sunday. Nine women artists creating different responses to the landscape and natural form. #dorsetartists #painting #textiles #ceramics #printmaking http://ow.ly/1B9c50x8uoe

    shaftesburyarts: "The New Dorset Art Group's exhibition continues until Tuesday 19th November. Closed Sunday.  Nine women artists creating different responses to the landscape and natural form. #dorsetartists #painting #textiles #ceramics #printmaking http://ow.ly/1B9c50x8uoe"
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  • Continuing this week in the gallery and to 19th November, The New Dorset Art Group. Sue Bennett, Sue Fawthrop, Claire Thomas, Eleanor Norman, Clare Shepherd, Catherine Pitchford, Orsola Adlem , Janet Parker Laird, Vanessa Stanfield #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/SIWb50x8u8Y

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery and to 19th November, The New Dorset Art Group. Sue Bennett, Sue Fawthrop, Claire Thomas, Eleanor Norman, Clare Shepherd, Catherine Pitchford, Orsola Adlem , Janet Parker Laird, Vanessa Stanfield #dorsetartists  http://ow.ly/SIWb50x8u8Y"
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  • Make sure you check out this group exhibition over the weekend (closed Sunday) and into next week. The New Dorset Art Group is of serious artists, each with their own distinct style but with a common desire to create in whichever medium they prefer. http://ow.ly/rc4k50x3yaO

    shaftesburyarts: "Make sure you check out this group exhibition over the weekend (closed Sunday) and into next week. The New Dorset Art Group is  of serious artists, each with their own distinct style but with a  common desire to create in whichever medium they prefer.  http://ow.ly/rc4k50x3yaO"
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  • From today in the gallery until 19th November - The New Dorset Art Group return with a mixed exhibition of painting, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and drawings. #abstract #decorative #floral#floral #landscape #dorsetartists #womenartists#visitshaftesbury http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/new-dorset-art-group/

    shaftesburyarts: "From today in the gallery until 19th November - The New Dorset Art Group return with a mixed exhibition of painting, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and drawings. #abstract #decorative #floral#floral #landscape #dorsetartists #womenartists#visitshaftesbury http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/new-dorset-art-group/"
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  • Last two days for 'Land Marks' from Zara McQueen. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #wintrylandscapes #abstract #expressive #collage #oilpainting #mixedmedia #contemporaryart The Shaftesbury Group #shaftesburyartist #visitshaftesbury #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/8IMg50wSbOg

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days for 'Land Marks' from Zara McQueen. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #wintrylandscapes #abstract #expressive #collage #oilpainting #mixedmedia #contemporaryart The Shaftesbury Group #shaftesburyartist #visitshaftesbury #dorsetartist http://ow.ly/8IMg50wSbOg"
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  • Final weekend for this stunning exhibition from Zara McQueen. Open 10am - 4pm including Sunday, finishes Tuesday 5th November. Don't miss it! #shaftesburylandscapes #gardenshapes #honesty #autumnfields #visitshaftesbury #localart #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/IlIs50wSb3l

    shaftesburyarts: "Final weekend for this stunning exhibition from Zara McQueen. Open 10am - 4pm including Sunday, finishes Tuesday 5th November. Don't miss it! #shaftesburylandscapes #gardenshapes #honesty #autumnfields #visitshaftesbury #localart #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/IlIs50wSb3l"
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  • Continuing this week and until 5th November, 'Land Marks' from Zara McQueen. #neighbours #jenneywren #shaftesburycommunity #springlandscape #oilpainting, #collage #mixedmedia #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury #theshaftesburygroup http://ow.ly/ecCY50wSaav

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week and until 5th November, 'Land Marks' from Zara McQueen. #neighbours #jenneywren #shaftesburycommunity #springlandscape #oilpainting, #collage #mixedmedia #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury #theshaftesburygroup http://ow.ly/ecCY50wSaav"
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