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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Today should be the start of Alan Booth's exhibition in the gallery, sadly cancelled. Here is a selection of his work. Inspired by natural form he embraces photography & ceramics to express his passion. Find out more on https://www.alan-booth.com/exhibition-2020 #naturalform #photography #ceramics

Here is a selection of the work that Elizabeth Hand would have brought to the gallery for her exhibition this week. You can find more of her art on her website http://www.heritagecourtyardstudio.com or contact her directly by email lizhand2@hotmail.com #travellingartist #Myanama #historictraces

Today should be the first day of Elizabeth Hand's exhibition 'Traces'. Sadly, it is cancelled but you can see more of her work on the website for the Heritage Courtyard Studio where she works. Link below #distantplaces #abandonedplaces #Myanmar http://ow.ly/ScN450yUCXY

Last two days to see 'Mind and Matter' an exhibition of work by Piers Muiry, London based artist. Closes tomorrow ant 4pm. Dreamscapes and fractal mandala's with a nod to Fibonacci show Pier's versatility in style. #monument #dreamscape #mandala #relief http://ow.ly/hfzY50yMeJb

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  • Here is a selection of the work that Elizabeth Hand would have brought to the gallery for her exhibition this week. You can find more of her art on her website www.heritagecourtyardstudio.com or contact her directly by email lizhand2@hotmail.com #travellingartist #Myanama #historictraces

    shaftesburyarts: "Here is a selection of the work that Elizabeth Hand would have brought to the gallery for her exhibition this week. You can find more of her art on her website www.heritagecourtyardstudio.com or contact her directly by email lizhand2@hotmail.com #travellingartist #Myanama #historictraces"
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  • Today should be the first day of Elizabeth Hand's exhibition 'Traces'. Sadly, it is cancelled but you can see more of her work on the website for the Heritage Courtyard Studio where she works. Link below #distantplaces #abandonedplaces #Myanmar http://ow.ly/GDEX50yUCXX

    shaftesburyarts: "Today should be the first day of Elizabeth Hand's exhibition 'Traces'. Sadly, it is cancelled but you can see more of her work on the website for the Heritage Courtyard Studio where she works. Link below #distantplaces #abandonedplaces #Myanmar http://ow.ly/GDEX50yUCXX"
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  • Last two days to see 'Mind and Matter' an exhibition of work by Piers Muiry, London based artist. Closes tomorrow ant 4pm. Dreamscapes and fractal mandala's with a nod to Fibonacci show Pier's versatility in style. #monument #dreamscape #mandala #relief http://ow.ly/HAJ250yMeJc

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see 'Mind and Matter' an exhibition of work by Piers Muiry, London based artist. Closes tomorrow ant 4pm. Dreamscapes and fractal mandala's with a nod to Fibonacci show Pier's versatility in style. #monument #dreamscape #mandala #relief http://ow.ly/HAJ250yMeJc"
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  • Continuing this week and to 24 March, 'Mind and Matter' from Piers Muiry. Portraiture (commissions taken) and imagined landscapes add to the range of ideas and styles in this exhibition. #portraits #dreamscapes #oiloncanvas #painting #mindandmatter http://ow.ly/A5RG50yMex2

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week and to 24 March, 'Mind and Matter' from Piers Muiry. Portraiture (commissions taken) and imagined landscapes add to the range of ideas and styles in this exhibition. #portraits #dreamscapes #oiloncanvas #painting #mindandmatter http://ow.ly/A5RG50yMex2"
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  • Open all weekend including Sunday, Piers Muiry shows his interest in symbolism and ritual in this eclectic exhibition 'Mind and Matter' #stag #fractals #masque #peacock #mesmerised #dreaming http://ow.ly/MTSf50yJ3pY

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday, Piers Muiry shows his interest in symbolism and ritual in this eclectic exhibition 'Mind and Matter' #stag #fractals #masque #peacock #mesmerised #dreaming http://ow.ly/MTSf50yJ3pY"
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  • In the gallery until 24 March, 'Mind and Matter' from London based artist, Piers Muiry. Paintings which show the influence of his travels to India. #portraits #lifeinIndia #bodyandmind #mindandmatter #artinshaftesbury #artfromindia http://ow.ly/Bt6H50yJ2dw

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery until 24 March, 'Mind and Matter' from London based artist, Piers Muiry. Paintings which show the influence of his travels to India. #portraits #lifeinIndia #bodyandmind #mindandmatter #artinshaftesbury #artfromindia http://ow.ly/Bt6H50yJ2dw"
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  • Last two days to see 'The Winter Visitor' showing the original paintings for a children's book written by Nick Andrew and illustrated by Tanya Hinton. Closes tomorrow at 4pm @WiltshireWild #wildlifeonreclaimedwood #annotatedenvironments #mixedmediadrawing http://ow.ly/MAsm50yAKfy

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see 'The Winter Visitor' showing the original paintings for a children's book written by Nick Andrew and illustrated by Tanya Hinton. Closes tomorrow at 4pm  @WiltshireWild #wildlifeonreclaimedwood #annotatedenvironments #mixedmediadrawing http://ow.ly/MAsm50yAKfy"
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  • 'The Winter Visitor' is a must see and is open every day until 10 March including Sunday. Nick Andrew and Tanya Hinton capture the season in rural Wiltshire through painting and mixed media drawings. #wylyevalley #childrensbook #localartists #wildlife http://ow.ly/tfnx50yAJM5

    shaftesburyarts: "'The Winter Visitor' is a must see and is open every day until 10 March including Sunday. Nick Andrew and Tanya Hinton capture the season in rural Wiltshire through painting and mixed media drawings. #wylyevalley #childrensbook #localartists #wildlife http://ow.ly/tfnx50yAJM5"
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  • Continuing this week and to 10 March, Nick Andrew's recent paintings of the River Wylye on canvas and paper with Tanya Hinton's paintings of wildlife on reclaimed wood. @WiltshireWild #wildwoodarts #wylyevalley #thewintervisitor #artinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/FJIg50yzCid

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week and to 10 March, Nick Andrew's recent paintings of the River Wylye on canvas and paper with Tanya Hinton's paintings of wildlife on reclaimed wood. @WiltshireWild #wildwoodarts #wylyevalley #thewintervisitor #artinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/FJIg50yzCid"
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  • Open all weekend, inc Sunday 10am-4pm - 'The Winter Visitor' paintings and mixed media drawings from Nick Andrews and Tanya Hinton. Their new book of the same title is also available at the gallery. #wildwoodart #reclaimed #oilpainting #acrylicpainting http://ow.ly/6NQD50yzeig

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend, inc Sunday 10am-4pm - 'The Winter Visitor' paintings and mixed media drawings from Nick Andrews and Tanya Hinton. Their new book of the same title is also available at the gallery. #wildwoodart #reclaimed #oilpainting #acrylicpainting http://ow.ly/6NQD50yzeig"
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