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Arts Development at Rochford District Council enables opportunities for local residents to get involved in high quality arts activities and events, and supports local artists and arts organisations to engage with the public.
We work with Virgin Active on a range of arts projects including the annual Rayleigh Arts Festival each September. The Festival takes place in The Mill Arts & Events Centre which is a Council-owned building, managed by Virgin Active.
Rochford District Council Arts Development arranges year-round arts activities during school holidays and organises the Rochford Art Trail each October with Essex Adult Community Learning and Open Arts.
We work with Rochford Extended Services to coordinate an annual creative learning project for young people with Orchestras Live and the Philharmonia Orchestra and professional theatre and music performances in local venues through the Essex on Tour scheme.
The Mill Arts & Events Centre offers facilities for all types of arts events, concerts and exhibitions. If you are interested in holding an arts event or would like to exhibit artworks in the gallery, please contact 01268 778171 or visit their website in related links below.
Artist exhibition opportunities
Visual artists interested in exhibiting in the Rayleigh Arts Festival or Rochford Art Trail should contact Roxie Curry (Arts Development Officer) on 01702 318171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arts advice and support
Please also contact Roxie if you require support and advice on funding and other current issues relating to voluntary arts and professional arts practice.
Arts Mailing List
If you are interested in receiving information about local arts activities and opportunities please email email@example.com or follow @rochford_arts on Twitter