Wiltshire Creative’s Community Programme exists to enrich the lives of people from all backgrounds and of all ages by increasing access to high quality art experiences. We work in partnership with community group and organisations to provide a range of arts opportunities that meet their needs and our shared priorities.
We offer a range of participatory activities for people in the community:
Wiltshire Creative have established two Community Hubs, areas in and around Salisbury where we provide regular arts activities and performances for those who might not otherwise have access to the arts.
Since 2018 we have worked in Bemerton Heath alongside Salisbury City Council’s Community Development Team. Provision has included monthly workshops with the After School Club and Lunch Club; a Family Fiesta as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival; drop in craft workshops; trips to events in Salisbury and theatre performances for families in the school holidays. In September 2019 we began working on a new Hub in Tidworth.
Fortnightly on Fridays
Mind The Gap is an opportunity for older people to meet and explore the creative arts in the safe surroundings of Salisbury Playhouse. The group will meet fortnightly in the foyer for coffee, conversation and creativity!
£5 per session including a hot drink and a snack. Please book online in advance.
For more information, please contact Gjenya Cambray, Community Relationships Officer, via email@example.com.
We are proud to support DANCE SIX-0, a contemporary dance performance company for people approaching and over 60 which works with professional choreographers and Rehearsal Director, Rosalind Conlon on Thursdays from 10.15am - 11.45am.
DANCE SIX-0 also holds friendly and fun weekly open classes on Wednesday mornings at 10am and 11.30am. Led by dance professional, Debbie Lee-Anthony, classes explore movement for all levels of mobility. No previous dance experience necessary.
If you are interested in joining the Company or would like to join our Open Classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Company Class and Open Class usually take place in the White Room at Salisbury Arts Centre, but currently due to Covid-19 are online - see bookings page for details.
Dance Six-0 is supported by Wiltshire Creative.
Wiltshire Creative is one of organisations that make up The Wiltshire Partnership. The Wiltshire Partnership is delighted to have been awarded £99,931 by Arts Council England to deliver a wonderful project called Celebrating Age in Wiltshire. Between 2017-2020, the patnership is committed to delivering arts events in community settings across the county for elderly people unable to access concert halls or theatres.
Celebrating Age offers arts, culture and heritage activity for older people in their own community settings in 6 local areas across Wiltshire (Corsham, Royal Wootton Bassett, Calne, Trowbridge, Amesbury and Salisbury).
Rebecca Seymour, Project Coordinator for Celebrating Age is working alongside arts and community organisations to deliver accessible high quality arts events for those who may feel vulnerable or isolated from their community.
As a pan-arts organisation we are aware of how incredible the impact of high-quality arts events can have a person's well-being. Through Celebrating Age we hope can make this experience accessible to more people and the positive effects will last for even longer when participants share the event with others living nearby.
If you would like to find out more please contact Rebecca at email@example.com or by calling 07955 249288.
We take great pride in supporting the Salisbury Home Educators group. The group have used our spaces to socialise with other home educating families and explore different themes creatively each month.
Please visit the Salisbury Home Educators Facebook Page for more details.
A new, informal collective of people aged 21+ who meet regularly to explore the creative arts and collaborate with practitioners across a variety of artforms.
This term, as we launch the Creative Collective, we will work with a variety of artists, taking part in taster sessions across disciplines, from creative writing to music and dance.
This is an inclusive group. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.
Well-City Salisbury is a partnership project supporting people with mental health needs on their wellbeing journey through creative courses and opportunities. The project is about connection – to the arts, to heritage, to our locality, to the landscape and to each other – and will create moments of learning, discovery and curiosity which will impact positively on participants’ mental health and the wider community.
Well-City Salisbury brings together the combined experience and unique skills from four organisations across Salisbury: ArtCare (AC), The Salisbury Museum (TSM), Wessex Archaeology (WA) and Wiltshire Creative (WC). The project uses a referring model that will see us working with primary care providers, third sector organisations, and other referring partners to offer a menu of creative and cultural engagement opportunities delivered by local artists and creative practitioners to support people experiencing poor mental health.
Key aims of the project include:
• Making a positive change to the mental health of everyone involved in the project
• Utilising the combined strengths of the four partner organisations to become an exemplar model of creative cultural and heritage intervention
• Creating a legacy of experienced artists, facilitators and volunteers who will work to benefit those with a mental health need in their community
• Strengthening the local community to continue to make connections and partnerships designed to improve mental health support services in Salisbury and across Wiltshire
Information about the courses coming soon ….
Join us at Salisbury Arts Centre every Friday for a fun workshop exploring a different art form each week, including dance, music, drama and art. These sessions are designed for under 5s and their grown ups to enjoy together!