Arts Organisations

The Arts Partnership began in 2010 as a way of bringing the many different stakeholders of the arts in the county. This includes members of the professional, amateur and voluntary arts sector, local authority officers from both the arts and non arts sectors, The University of Worcester, The Arts Council, The Elmley Foundation and leading arts freelancers. It now has five working sub groups and engages actively with over 80 arts organisations and artists in the county.

A new Arts Strategy for Worcestershire 2016 to 2019 – "1000 Days" has been launched in October 2016. 1000 days is the period of time over which the Strategy will be delivered and will highlight the many stories and positive impact the arts has had on numerous people and communities.
Please take a look at the strategy and accompanying action plan to discover the ambitious aims to build a stronger and more resilient arts sector within Worcestershire

worcester arts council

Worcester Arts Council promotes the Arts in Worcester – including visual arts, music, dance and drama. They are able to offer financial support to societies and groups through the awarding of grants. These can be applied for in April and September and can be up to a maximum value of £500. If grants are being requested for events, these must take place within the city of Worcester. Capital grants are also available for the purchase of equipment. Any Arts organisation or individual can become a member of WAC.

For further information visit or contact Julia Blois on or call 01905 780382.

worcester arts workshop

Offering fresh and unique ideas and opportunities, the Workshop presents a range of creative activities including courses and workshops, performances, exhibitions, children's activities and film as well as spaces for hire. The doors are always open in this lively and welcoming environment!

The Arts Workshop is also home to the colourful Café Bliss which serves up a wide range of food including delicious cakes, sandwiches and Mexican treats. The food and atmosphere here is known throughout the county and attracts people from Worcestershire and beyond.

Come along and see what we have to offer. For further information please email: or visit


worcester resource exchange

This is a scraps store full of exciting and unusual materials that have been rescued from local industry. It is an Aladdin's Cave of gorgeous goodies, crammed with amazing potential for creative re-use. The Exchange is a registered charity, set up as part of the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust to provide you with inspirational and affordable resources, whilst reducing landfill. For further information please call Tel: 01905 726796, or email: or visit


worcester museums

The Worcester Museums website is full of fascinating historic background information on Worcester's leading museums. Examples include:

Housed in a beautiful Victorian building, the City Art Gallery & Museum runs a lively programme of exhibitions, activities and events for all the family. Explore the fascinating historic displays or drop in to see one of our contemporary art exhibitions. Discover the children's activity space, enjoy a cappuccino in the balcony cafe and do not miss the gallery shop.   

The Commandery also known as St Wulfstan's Hospital, offers displays about the history of the building as well as a major exhibition on the English Civil War. With a full programme of activities and events throughout the year, and with its own gardens and nearby Fort Royal Park, the site makes for an ideal family visit.

Further information can be on the Worcester Museums website or call: 01905 361821.

worcester live

Worcester Live is the City's premierarts organisation and is responsible for the running of Huntingdon Hall, The Swan Theatre, Shakespeare at the Commandery, Shakespeare at the Cathedral, the Ghost Walks of Worcester and the Worcester Festival.

For more information about any of the above Worcester Live events please contact the Box Office on 01905 611427 or visit our website:

shindig: live arts on your doorstep

Shindig is Worcestershire's programme of professional live arts and entertainment for community venues or right on your doorstep.

Shindig is the Rural and Community Touring Scheme for Worcestershire, bringing high quality, live arts performances to towns, Cities and villages across the county.        

For more information please call Tel: 01926 402172 or alternatively email: or visit their website: