The Way Ahead

This Way Ahead document outlines Shaftesbury Arts Centre’s plans for consolidation and development for the five-year period commencing April 2014. This revised version builds on the previous document, adopted in 2010, which in itself followed and reflected the aims of previous documents dating back to 1991. We must continue to work hard at maintaining a very positive ethos as the main Arts provider in our immediate, extended and extending community

The 2014 version has been compiled after consultation with all of the Centre’s activity groups and management areas. The opinions, feelings and wishes of each of these bodies have been included in the document and will feature in our plans for future developments. We take pride in the fact that the Arts Centre is run solely by a team of volunteers from within our membership. It is vital, for our future, that we continue to offer a happy and welcoming environment to both existing and new members and that those offering the skills we need in so many areas are welcomed onto the volunteer team.

The document’s main aim is to provide a focus for future developments so that best use is made of resources whether they are material, skills, time or financial. It will be readily available as a source of information for existing members, new and potential members and any members of the public, or public body who wish to know more. It gives a picture of where we are now and how we plan to move forward facing the main challenges of increasing our membership, maintaining our position as the main Arts provider in the Shaftesbury area,  fostering further links with the widening community, encouraging more volunteer workers and maintaining a healthy financial status.

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Open all weekend including Sunday and to 22 October, Laura Joliffe’s solo show ‘Coastline’. #bladdewrack #tidaledges #ceramics #printmaking #painting #dorsetartist #kimmeridge #rockstrata #jurrassiccoast https://t.co/GR4Mh5aFMW

In the gallery from today until October 22nd. ‘Coastline’ from multi-disciplinary artist Laura Joliffe. Inspired by the Dorset Coast from the chalk stacks of Studland to Kimmeridge and beyond. #ceramics #watercolours #chalkstacks #oldharryrocks #searipples https://t.co/IbfegHBvZ8

Last two days to see this exhibition from two close friends, Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders, ‘Inspired Friendship’. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #friendswhopainttogether #coastallandscapes #dramaticmountains #painting #landscapepainting #visitshaftesbury https://t.co/lfqQkoSxNE

Open all weekend and until 8 October – Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders with ‘Inspired Friendship’. #watercolourpainting #oilpainting #springandsummer #nearandfar #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset https://t.co/IOckAa3lLA

In the gallery this week – ‘Inspired Friendship’. Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders exhibiting the results of their weekly painting sessions together. #dorsetlandscapes #aplinelandscapes #italianatefacade #friendswhopainttogether #visitshaftesbury https://t.co/Ow6BTgHa4E

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  • Open all weekend including Sunday and to 22 October, Laura Joliffe's solo show 'Coastline'. #bladdewrack #tidaledges #ceramics #printmaking #painting #dorsetartist #kimmeridge #rockstrata #jurrassiccoast http://ow.ly/ssgv50wGrNW

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday and to 22 October, Laura Joliffe's solo show 'Coastline'. #bladdewrack #tidaledges #ceramics #printmaking #painting #dorsetartist #kimmeridge #rockstrata #jurrassiccoast http://ow.ly/ssgv50wGrNW"
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  • In the gallery from today until October 22nd. 'Coastline' from multi-disciplinary artist Laura Joliffe. Inspired by the Dorset Coast from the chalk stacks of Studland to Kimmeridge and beyond. #ceramics #watercolours #chalkstacks #oldharryrocks #searipples http://ow.ly/xuk050wGrnX

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery from today until October 22nd. 'Coastline' from multi-disciplinary artist Laura Joliffe. Inspired by the Dorset Coast from the chalk stacks of Studland to Kimmeridge and beyond. #ceramics #watercolours #chalkstacks #oldharryrocks #searipples http://ow.ly/xuk050wGrnX"
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  • Last two days to see this exhibition from two close friends, Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders, 'Inspired Friendship'. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #friendswhopainttogether #coastallandscapes #dramaticmountains #painting #landscapepainting #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8us050wzkU8

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this exhibition from two close friends, Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders, 'Inspired Friendship'. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #friendswhopainttogether #coastallandscapes #dramaticmountains #painting #landscapepainting #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8us050wzkU8"
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  • Open all weekend and until 8 October - Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders with 'Inspired Friendship'. #watercolourpainting #oilpainting #springandsummer #nearandfar #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/tvo450wzkI8

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend and until 8 October - Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders with 'Inspired Friendship'. #watercolourpainting #oilpainting #springandsummer #nearandfar #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/tvo450wzkI8"
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  • In the gallery this week - 'Inspired Friendship'. Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders exhibiting the results of their weekly painting sessions together. #dorsetlandscapes #aplinelandscapes #italianatefacade #friendswhopainttogether #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/uP7I50wzkcM

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week - 'Inspired Friendship'. Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders exhibiting the results of their weekly painting sessions together. #dorsetlandscapes #aplinelandscapes #italianatefacade #friendswhopainttogether #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/uP7I50wzkcM"
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  • Last two days to see this group exhibition from Simon Baddely, Helen Baddely, Trish Venn and Sharon Bielby - ends tomorrow at 4pm. #landscapephotography #coastalpaintings #abstractpaintings #floralembroideries. http://ow.ly/s7nC50wqw2E

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this group exhibition from Simon Baddely, Helen Baddely, Trish Venn and Sharon Bielby - ends tomorrow at 4pm. #landscapephotography #coastalpaintings #abstractpaintings #floralembroideries. http://ow.ly/s7nC50wqw2E"
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  • Gallery open all weekend and to Tuesday 1 October, mixed group show from family and friends of photographer Simon Baddely. #photography #textiles #paintings #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/qOPg50wqvCt

    shaftesburyarts: "Gallery open all weekend and to Tuesday 1 October, mixed group show from family and friends of photographer Simon Baddely. #photography #textiles #paintings #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/qOPg50wqvCt"
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  • In the gallery this week, Simon Baddely has been joined by Helen Baddely, Trish Venn and Sharon Bielby to produce a lively, varied group show of photography, painting and embroidery. #trees #monochrome #colour #lightandcolour #impressionist #abstract http://ow.ly/7wIo50wqvgV

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week, Simon Baddely has been joined by Helen Baddely, Trish Venn and Sharon Bielby to produce a lively, varied group show of photography, painting and embroidery. #trees #monochrome #colour #lightandcolour #impressionist #abstract http://ow.ly/7wIo50wqvgV"
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  • Last two days to see Vivienne Rudd's solo exhibition. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Mixed media drawings, paintings, collage and assemblage. A show to make you smile. #familytree #gooseberrybush #paperpeople #plasticbirdsnest #signofthetimes #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/eQra50weSmx

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see Vivienne Rudd's solo exhibition. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Mixed media drawings, paintings, collage and  assemblage. A show to make you smile. #familytree #gooseberrybush #paperpeople #plasticbirdsnest #signofthetimes #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/eQra50weSmx"
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  • Open all weekend including Sunday and to 24 September, landscapes and still life from Vivienne Rudd. #collage #mixedmedia #watercolour #drawing #painting #assemblage #shaftesburyartists #localartist #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofshaftesbury http://ow.ly/NDxR50weQJr

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday and to 24 September, landscapes and still life from Vivienne Rudd. #collage #mixedmedia #watercolour #drawing #painting #assemblage #shaftesburyartists #localartist #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofshaftesbury http://ow.ly/NDxR50weQJr"
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