Pound Arts is a registered charity (charity number 1102787), limited by guarantee. We run The Pound arts centre, based in Corsham, two annual festivals and the Rural Arts touring programme, which comprises the rural touring schemes for Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire.
‘Connecting people through creativity’.
‘For the communities in our region to be engaged with breathtaking artistic experiences regardless of their background or circumstances. To be a creative catalyst and a place of refuge, discovery and nourishment for the public and artists alike. To maintain and grow a sustainable flagship arts provision across the region that acts as a model for excellent work that engages the soul, stimulates the mind and entertains the spirit of our communities.
– Artistic Excellence championed across a broad range of art forms.
– Creativity through developing and supporting artists
– Social Responsibility by fostering respect for diversity and community cohesion
– Inclusion by stripping down barriers to engagement
The Pound is a welcoming and vibrant venue in the centre of Corsham with a 100-seat auditorium, and exhibition space, cafe bar, parking and baby-friendly facilities. The centre also includes rehearsal and workshop spaces, studios housing three resident visual artists and a community workshop.
Blue Sky Festival is a joyous warm, quirky, family festival of the arts in June.
Magic and Mayhem festival is a contemporary blend of illusion, glamour, laughter, oddities and imagination in November.
Rural Arts Touring. Pound Arts works in partnership with volunteer promoters in up to 60 villages across Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire to stage around 40 professional performances and 20 participatory arts events every year.
Our Creative Learning department delivers education and outreach projects across the region, working to connect people through the arts.
The Pound Arts team are an eclectic bunch of passionate professionals.
Deputy Director, Operations
Deputy Director, Programming
Creative Learning Officer
Pound Arts offer residencies and support to artists to make work in the heart of Corsham.
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Sculptor and Upholsterer
The Auditorium, Rehearsal Room, Studio (The Gale Curry Studio), Meeting Room, Music Pods and Community Workshop are all available to hire for a wide range of events and different sized groups. Contact the box office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Contact us to discuss room hire