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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REMINDER - handing in day for the Shaftesbury Snowdrops open exhibition in the Gallery is on Sunday 2nd February. Find details and entry form via this link http://ow.ly/n2Tn50y44Sv
@SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile @theshaftesburygroup #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburysnowdrops

Influences from around the world can be seen in the art at Welcome 20, the first exhibition in the gallery of 2020. Open all weekend including Sunday 10am-4pm. @dorsetartweeks #shaftesbury #india #russia #artinshaftesbury #globalart #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/rVV950xY7rX

Soft greens and natural form expressed in different styles and mediums. Welcome 20 showcases the range of art that will be shown in the gallery this year. Open every day to 1st Feb 10am-4pm. #naturalform #landscape #ceramics #raku #collage #watercolours http://ow.ly/lIhL50xY6A2

Painting the blues - paintings from four different exhibitions who will be taking part in exhibitions over the coming year. Welcome 20 continues to 1st Feb. #landscape #seascape #abstract #painting #mixedmedia #tastershow #welcome20 #dorsetartweeks http://ow.ly/Neqc50xY5Lw

Welcome 20 now in the gallery until 1st February, every day 10am-4pm inc Sundays. A taste of what will be in the gallery over the coming year. @dorsetartweeks @DorsetLife #happyheffalumps #softautumn #brughtceramics #aftermatisse #exhibitions2020 http://ow.ly/2F5R50xY5q5

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  • REMINDER - handing in day for the Shaftesbury Snowdrops open exhibition in the Gallery is on Sunday 2nd February. Find details and entry form via this link http://ow.ly/7oQO50y44Su @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile @theshaftesburygroup #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburysnowdrops

    shaftesburyarts: "REMINDER - handing in day for the Shaftesbury Snowdrops open exhibition in the Gallery is on Sunday 2nd February. Find details and entry form via this link  http://ow.ly/7oQO50y44Su
@SnowdropWalks  @BBCCountryfile @theshaftesburygroup #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburysnowdrops"
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  • Influences from around the world can be seen in the art at Welcome 20, the first exhibition in the gallery of 2020. Open all weekend including Sunday 10am-4pm. @dorsetartweeks #shaftesbury #india #russia #artinshaftesbury #globalart #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/Y5rD50xY7rW

    shaftesburyarts: "Influences from around the world can be seen in the art at Welcome 20, the first exhibition in the gallery of 2020. Open all weekend including Sunday 10am-4pm. @dorsetartweeks #shaftesbury #india #russia #artinshaftesbury #globalart #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/Y5rD50xY7rW"
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  • Soft greens and natural form expressed in different styles and mediums. Welcome 20 showcases the range of art that will be shown in the gallery this year. Open every day to 1st Feb 10am-4pm. #naturalform #landscape #ceramics #raku #collage #watercolours http://ow.ly/iVFe50xY6A1

    shaftesburyarts: "Soft greens and natural form expressed in different styles and mediums. Welcome 20 showcases the range of art that will be shown in the gallery this year. Open every day to 1st Feb 10am-4pm. #naturalform #landscape #ceramics #raku #collage #watercolours http://ow.ly/iVFe50xY6A1"
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  • Painting the blues - paintings from four different artists who will be taking part in exhibitions over the coming year. Welcome 20 continues to 1st Feb. #landscape #seascape #abstract #painting #mixedmedia #tastershow #welcome20 #dorsetartweeks http://ow.ly/EmSD50xY5Lx

    shaftesburyarts: "Painting the blues - paintings from four different artists who will be taking part in exhibitions over the coming year. Welcome 20 continues to 1st Feb. #landscape #seascape #abstract #painting #mixedmedia #tastershow #welcome20 #dorsetartweeks http://ow.ly/EmSD50xY5Lx"
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  • Welcome 20 now in the gallery until 1st February, every day 10am-4pm inc Sundays. A taste of what will be in the gallery over the coming year. @dorsetartweeks @DorsetLife #happyheffalumps #softautumn #brightceramics #aftermatisse #exhibitions2020 http://ow.ly/1kJZ50xY5q7

    shaftesburyarts: "Welcome 20 now in the gallery until 1st February, every day 10am-4pm inc Sundays. A taste of what will be in the gallery over the coming year. @dorsetartweeks @DorsetLife #happyheffalumps #softautumn #brightceramics #aftermatisse #exhibitions2020 http://ow.ly/1kJZ50xY5q7"
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  • Looking for a gallery to exhibit your art? Come along on 11th January 10am-12pm to find out more about renting this lovely space from the coordinator of the gallery. #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyarts #dorsetartweeks #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/ZflO50xL1r7

    shaftesburyarts: "Looking for a gallery to exhibit your art? Come along on 11th January 10am-12pm to find out more about renting this lovely space from the coordinator of the gallery.  #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyarts #dorsetartweeks #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury  http://ow.ly/ZflO50xL1r7"
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  • The last few days for Eeles Family Pottery which closes on Saturday 4th January. Then the Gallery close for its annual facelift until 17th when Welcome20 opens to show case all the artists for 2020. #happynewyear #artinshaftesbury #craftsinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/qIVN50xyzXH

    shaftesburyarts: "The last few days for Eeles Family Pottery which closes on Saturday 4th January. Then the Gallery close for its annual facelift until 17th when Welcome20 opens to show case all the artists for 2020. #happynewyear #artinshaftesbury #craftsinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/qIVN50xyzXH"
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  • We hope you had a fabulous Christmas/midwinter celebration. When you are walking off all that indulgence go into the gallery to see Eeles Family Pottery and paintings. Exhibition continues to January #floraldecoration #porcelain #rainbowraku #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/Qlpm50xyzvN

    shaftesburyarts: "We hope you had a fabulous Christmas/midwinter celebration. When you are walking off all that indulgence go into the gallery to see Eeles Family Pottery and paintings. Exhibition continues to January #floraldecoration #porcelain #rainbowraku #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/Qlpm50xyzvN"
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  • Great last minute Christmas gifts from the Eeles Family Pottery with their distinctive rainbow raku pots, also stoneware and porcelain. Closed Christmas Day but open again on Boxing Day to 4th January. #lastminutegifts #potsforinteriors #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/V4mL50xyu6P

    shaftesburyarts: "Great last minute Christmas gifts from the Eeles Family Pottery with their distinctive rainbow raku pots, also stoneware and porcelain. Closed Christmas Day but open again on Boxing Day to 4th January. #lastminutegifts #potsforinteriors #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/V4mL50xyu6P"
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  • Looking for Christmas gifts? The Eeles Family Pottery and a painter, Alan Eeles have decorative ceramics and paintings for many tastes. The gallery is open all weekend including Sunday from 11am. #stoneware #porcelain #oilpaintings #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/BcRz50xytB6

    shaftesburyarts: "Looking for Christmas gifts? The Eeles Family Pottery and a painter, Alan Eeles have decorative ceramics and paintings for many tastes. The gallery is open all weekend including Sunday from 11am.  #stoneware #porcelain #oilpaintings #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/BcRz50xytB6"
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