The arts scene is thriving. Music of every type, visual arts groups, classes, exhibitions, theatre and performance arts. Here are some ideas which may inspire you to get involved.
Arts Grants & Channel Island Touring Support Fund
The photograph above is by Martin Sarre (www.poshpix.net)
Guernsey Arts and its funding committee distribute grants to support local arts in all its forms, from small community projects to major festival events. If you have an idea of something that you would like to discuss funding support for, get in touch. Call Russ Fossey on 01481 229747 or download the documentation. Guernsey Arts Grant Application Form and Guidance Notes
The Channel Island Touring Support Fund launched in 2023 is an initiative of Guernsey Arts and ArtHouse Jersey funded by States of Jersey and Guernsey Arts to better enable artists from the Channel Islands to engage in professional development through touring opportunities and wider cultural exchange between both Islands.
Donate & Sponsor
Art, music, literature and performance are the lifeblood of our community. Guernsey Arts plays a key role in its development and promotion, but it depends on your generosity in order to do more. Backed by the Funding Committee of Guernsey Arts there are many ways for you to donate or sponsor.
Find out how you can make a difference.
Volunteering to help for particular activities or to support events in the arts can be fun, rewarding and very valuable to the community. If you would like to join our volunteer community please get in touch. email@example.com
Busking brings vibrancy to the streets of St Peter Port and great opportunity for musicians and performance artists to develop their performance skills. Guernsey Arts organises and issues the permits for busking in St Peter Port. Why not give it a go. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or download here Busking Guidelines, Busking Application Form & Busking PA Permit.
8th NovemberWorkshopsGuernsey Folk Club - the place for all lovers of acoustic-based music in Guernsey.
The Guernsey Folk Club
12th DecemberWorkshopsGuernsey Folk Club - the place for all lovers of acoustic-based music in Guernsey.
The Guernsey Folk Club
5th OctoberWorkshopsLate night pottery painting at Iris & Dora Studios
Late Night Pottery Painting Thursdays | Iris & Dora
30th SeptemberWorkshops1-on-1 craft sessions available to anyone. Go through the whole process of creating a painting to be proud of.
1-on-1 Coffee & Create Sessions
3rd OctoberWorkshops6 week hand building and sculpture course!
Build A Noah's Ark!
4th OctoberWorkshopsExtra dates for Iris & Dora's popular Late Night Pottery Painting
Late Night Pottery Painting Wednesdays | Iris & Dora
2nd NovemberWorkshopsAndy was one of Extinction Rebellion’s key action planners and has been involved in some of the movement's most memorable creative actions.
Where Art and Activism Meet
4th OctoberWorkshopsGuernsey Improbables is back with more comedy.
Guernsey Improbables - Improv comedy course
17th OctoberWorkshopsIn this 4 week introduction to painting class you will learn about painting materials and equipment, colour mixing, composition, form!
Introduction to Oil Painting with Tim Gaudion
11th OctoberWorkshopsGuernsey Folk Club - the place for all lovers of acoustic-based music in Guernsey.
The Guernsey Folk Club
The Islands have an array of different arts groups and clubs. A great way to meet like minded people and develop your skills and get involved.
ClubsGuernsey Jazz Orchestra
Guernsey Jazz Orchestra
ClubsGuernsey Folk Club
Guernsey Folk Club
ClubsGuernsey Ballroom Club
Guernsey Ballroom Club
ClubsGuernsey Photographic Club
Guernsey Photographic Club
ClubsLa Rocque Choir
La Rocque Choir
ClubsGuernsey Symphonic Winds
Guernsey Symphonic Winds
ClubsPrism Photography Club
Prism Photography Club
ClubsThe Guernsey Bach Choir
The Guernsey Bach Choir
Here you will find the many organisations that support the arts, along with the commercial schools and festival organisations.
OrganisationsG.A.T.E - Guernsey Academy of Theatrical Education
OrganisationsGuernsey Photography Festival Sponsors: Raven Property Group, Guernsey Arts Commission, Guernsey Museums
Guernsey Photography Festival
OrganisationsGOOD MUSIC. GOOD FOOD. GOOD PEOPLE. GOOD KARMA.
OrganisationsA registered charity that promotes the work of local artists
Guernsey Art Network
OrganisationsGuernsey Classical Greek
Guernsey Classical Greek
OrganisationsGuernsey Irish Dancing Academy
Guernsey Irish Dancing Academy
OrganisationsPromoting the appreciation and enjoyment of literature on the Channel Island of Alderney
The Alderney Literary Trust
OrganisationsThe Cheshire Dramatic Arts Academy
The Cheshire Dramatic Arts Academy
OrganisationsAn annual celebration of all areas of the arts in Guernsey
The Guernsey Eisteddfod
OrganisationsGuernsey Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Club
Donate & Sponsor
The Arts have played a significant role during the pandemic. Visual Arts, music, drama, literature and the vibrant performing arts sector are the lifeblood of our community. As a charity, Guernsey Arts depends heavily on the generosity of companies, trusts, foundations and the general public. The Guernsey Arts Funding Committee needs your support to help us to widen the scope and increase the impact of the arts in Guernsey.
There are three ways to donate:
- By becoming a Friend of Guernsey Arts
- By remembering Guernsey Arts in your Will
Find out more about how you can support the arts in Guernsey
Guernsey Arts fundraising events and projects support a wide range of exhibitions, festivals, artists and events across the arts. Your support can be broad or targeted to a specific activity or event.
Past sponsored arts events include a wide range of disciplines, such as the examples below:
- Regular exhibitions by emerging and established local artists at the greenhouse gallery.
- Gala theatre production of GROWTH, in partnership with MUG to raise male health awareness.
- Training opportunities for up and coming musicians
- Public Art commissions
- Guernsey’s film premieres of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
- Arts Sunday, Art on the Beach and other public events
- A musical Cabaret Evening at St James staged by OperaUpClose
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You’ll be taken directly to the Guernsey Arts donation page. You can donate any amount, let us know if you want it directed anywhere and add a short note or do it completely anonymously if you wish. We thank you for your support.