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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  • In the Ron Holmes Gallery until Friday 4pm ... 'A Portrait on Autumn' from St Mary's School photography and textiles students. #stourhead #autumncolours #depthoffield #closeup #lookup #focus #dewdrop #felted #windfall http://ow.ly/k1Bl30mFTA3

    shaftesburyarts: "In the Ron Holmes Gallery until Friday 4pm ... 'A Portrait on Autumn' from St Mary's School photography and textiles students. #stourhead #autumncolours #depthoffield #closeup #lookup #focus #dewdrop #felted #windfall http://ow.ly/k1Bl30mFTA3"
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  • Last two days to see this earthy show! 'Art Naturally' closes tomorrow at 4pm. Domestic and Pottery from Jonathan Garratt showing with Fine Art Limited Edition Etchings from Victoria Garland. #formandfunction #making #drawing #process #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/ifC130mE9FC

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this earthy show! 'Art Naturally' closes tomorrow at 4pm. Domestic and Pottery from Jonathan Garratt showing with Fine Art Limited Edition Etchings from Victoria Garland. #formandfunction #making #drawing #process #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/ifC130mE9FC"
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  • Make sure you see this exhibition this weekend. 'Art Naturally' is Studio Pottery from Jonathan Garratt and Fine Art Etchings from Victoria Garland. Closes Tuesday 20 November. #dorsetetched #dorsettrees #localclay #fromtheearth #woodfired http://ow.ly/GVvo30mE9eQ

    shaftesburyarts: "Make sure you see this exhibition this weekend. 'Art Naturally' is Studio Pottery from Jonathan Garratt and Fine Art Etchings from Victoria Garland. Closes Tuesday 20 November. #dorsetetched #dorsettrees #localclay  #fromtheearth #woodfired http://ow.ly/GVvo30mE9eQ"
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  • Continuing in the gallery this week - 'Art Naturally' Jonathan Garratt with his well known wood fired pots and Victoria Garland's exquisite etchings. #architecturalstructures #african #vessels # line #tone #texture #trees #wingreen #stormyskies http://ow.ly/Govd30mxkoA

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing in the gallery this week - 'Art Naturally' Jonathan Garratt with his well known wood fired pots and Victoria Garland's exquisite etchings. #architecturalstructures #african #vessels # line #tone #texture #trees #wingreen #stormyskies http://ow.ly/Govd30mxkoA"
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  • Meet the Artists ... visit the gallery today - chat to the artists Jonathan Garratt and Victoria Garland about their work and practice while enjoying a little refreshment. #studiopottery #africanpattern #fineart #originalprint #etching #wingreen #starling http://ow.ly/5fP330mxk1A

    shaftesburyarts: "Meet the Artists ... visit the gallery today - chat to the artists Jonathan Garratt and Victoria Garland about their work and practice while enjoying a little refreshment.  #studiopottery #africanpattern #fineart #originalprint #etching #wingreen #starling http://ow.ly/5fP330mxk1A"
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  • In the gallery this week - 'Art Naturally' Jonathan Garratt pottery and Victoria Garland etchings. #dorsetclay #romanfiring #woodfiredslipware #etching #aquatint #stilllife #colour #tone http://ow.ly/QANY30mxjHd

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week - 'Art Naturally'  Jonathan Garratt pottery and Victoria Garland etchings. #dorsetclay #romanfiring #woodfiredslipware #etching #aquatint #stilllife #colour #tone http://ow.ly/QANY30mxjHd"
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  • Last chance to see this exhibition of landscapes and ceramics. Closes tomorrow 4pm. Anthony Atwood, Emily Van Eesteren. #weather #Britishlandscapes #oilpaintings #raku #naturaltextures #visitshaftesbury #supportlocalartists http://ow.ly/qptr30mmW25

    shaftesburyarts: "Last chance to see this exhibition of landscapes and ceramics. Closes tomorrow 4pm. Anthony Atwood, Emily Van Eesteren. #weather #Britishlandscapes #oilpaintings #raku #naturaltextures #visitshaftesbury #supportlocalartists http://ow.ly/qptr30mmW25"
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  • Make sure you see this exhibition - open all weekend including Sunday and to 6 November. Anthony Atwood, landscape paintings and Emily Van Eesteren, ceramics. #mistymountains #tinyoilpaintings #raku #porcelain #visitshaftesbury #shaftesburyartists http://ow.ly/im4I30mmVDu

    shaftesburyarts: "Make sure you see this exhibition - open all weekend including Sunday and to 6 November. Anthony Atwood, landscape paintings and Emily Van Eesteren, ceramics. #mistymountains #tinyoilpaintings #raku #porcelain #visitshaftesbury #shaftesburyartists http://ow.ly/im4I30mmVDu"
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  • Continuing this week to 6 November - responses to British landscape, flora and geology from Anthony Atwood and Emily Van Eesteren. #oilpaintings #moorland #Westcountry #ceramics #raku #woodland #pressedferns #dorsetartists #supportlocalartists http://ow.ly/jpTp30mmVnO

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week to 6 November - responses to British landscape, flora and geology from Anthony Atwood and Emily Van Eesteren. #oilpaintings #moorland #Westcountry #ceramics #raku #woodland #pressedferns #dorsetartists #supportlocalartists http://ow.ly/jpTp30mmVnO"
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  • Open all weekend and until 6 November - British landscapes by Anthony Atwood and textured ceramics by Emily Van Eesteren. #littlegems #guiltframes #Britishmountains #raku #fossils #visitshaftesbury #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/lrQg30mmUZN

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend and until 6 November - British landscapes by Anthony Atwood and textured ceramics by Emily Van Eesteren. #littlegems #guiltframes #Britishmountains #raku #fossils #visitshaftesbury #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/lrQg30mmUZN"
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