Arts Development at Rochford District Council

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 partners including Fusion Lifestyle, Rochford Extended Services and Orchestras Live to arrange annual events like the Rayleigh Arts Festival, the Rochford Art Trail and a music leadership project with the Philharmonia Orchestra.   Visit the ‘Events and Activities’ section to find out more.  

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 call 01268 778171 or visit the centre’s website, listed in the Related Content section.

Arts advice and support

Local artists and arts organisations can contact the Arts Development Officer for advice on funding and other matters relating to professional arts practice and voluntary arts. Please call 01702 318171 or email using this form

Arts Mailing List

If you are interested in receiving information about local arts activities or opportunities for artists, please email using this form or follow @rochford_arts on Twitter