Welcome to Arts Development
Arts Development is about engaging people with the arts, developing its audiences and empowering individuals and communities.
Arts Development at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum supports artists, art groups, arts celebrations, events and festivals, large and small, throughout the year.
the open west
Cheltenham Open Studios
Cheltenham Poetry Festival
Cheltenham Comedy Festival
Walk the Line Festival
Cheltenham Film Festival
Cheltenham Arts & Music Network
Cheltenham Buskers network
…and much, much more.
Arts Award Supporter
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum is an Arts Awards supporter centre, offering advice and support for young people undertaking the award at all levels. As well as the wonderful resource of the permanent collections and changing exhibitions, four members of staff are trained advisors and one is a moderator. In the past we have run an Arts Awards Summer School and in future we intend to offer arts awards more often and endeavour to embed the award fully into our work. We would be pleased to hear from any school, group or individual interested in working with us to offer Arts Awards to children and young people.
MEANTIME is an artist-run project-space housed in a small building on Oxford Passage behind The Brewery in Cheltenham. It operates as a cross-discipline arts platform for the production and presentation of experimental new work – engaging, discursive, collaborative, critical, subversive… See separate website for all the latest information, directions and up-to-date programme details.
Now in its second phase, Artlift sees artists working in GP surgeries across Gloucestershire, using creativity and the arts as an additional and complementary means to address ongoing medical conditions. Why not watch a short film about the project (approx 10 mins).
For information and advice and assistance, please contact the Arts Development Officer Paul McKee on 01242 237431.