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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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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