Welcome to our fresh new look site and welcome to the passion to be found in Cheltenham Arts Council’s Member Societies – an extraordinary colourful world beyond the office and the home – a kind of life enhancing parallel universe for like minded souls. These Societies are repositories of all that is good about ‘community’: they reveal depth of commitment, sincerity of interest and downright expertise that exists just beneath the surface of Cheltenham’s stoical facades. So, which Society will you join?
Miriam’s work can be seen in the beautiful books produced by Whittington Press. See Issue 6 of Perspectives for more…
Catch Linda Davies, Sue Durkin & Sallie Taylor at the community gallery in Montpellier Gardens Wed 8- Tue 14 Apr.
Issue 1 October 2017 – January 2018 Welcome! You are reading one of the new formats for Cheltenham Arts…Continue Reading →
The June – September 2017 Cheltenham Arts Council Magazine ‘Perspectives’ is available and can be downloaded below. This issue focuses…Continue Reading →
The February – May 2017 Cheltenham Arts Council Magazine ‘Perspectives’ is available and can be downloaded below. This issue focuses…Continue Reading →
A vibrant centre of creativity
More than 60 member societies representing all branches of the arts: music, drama, visual arts, history, languages and literature.
A registered charity supporting and promoting the work of the many voluntary arts societies in Cheltenham.
Via our arts newsletter, Perspectives, Grants and Awards.
We are a committee composed of member societies. Here's a little more about what we do:
Cheltenham’s vibrant voluntary arts sector provides many opportunities to enjoy, experience and appreciate all branches of the arts.Chair
With so many societies under one umbrella, there's something for everyone. Click on the members link in the top menu to find out which interest groups we represent
Since 1992 the Cheltenham Arts Council annual awards have recognised outstanding contributions to the arts in Cheltenham made by members of affiliated societies.
Supported by three Cheltenham Borough Councillors, the Arts Council Executive Committee is responsible for and annual distribution of grants to member societies, with funds provided by Cheltenham Borough Council. In addition they administer the The Trafford Memorial Fund, set up after a bequest by Ann and Cecily Trafford for the advancement of education by promotion and encouragement of music and the arts.