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The Cultural Development Agency for the Isle of Wight

Grassroots music boost: Learn how to tap into music funds from Arts Council England

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In an exciting development for the Isle of Wight’s music scene, Arts Council England’s Relationship Manager for Grassroots Music, Rosey Brown, announces a pivotal talk for musicians, venues, producers, and promoters. This essential gathering is scheduled for Wednesday 8th May 2024, at Building 41 in Northwood, where Rosey will share all you need to know […]

A celebration of Island Culture: Arts, Museums and Heritage showcase

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The Isle of Wight Volunteer Centre, in collaboration with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and supported by Creative Island, is organising a very special event, taking place on Sunday 14th April. The Arts and Heritage Volunteer Fair aims to shine a light on the extraordinary contributions of the Island’s arts, museums, and heritage organisations, […]

Interactive Arts Trail debuts in Ryde, featuring nine unique murals

Artists added mural at Waterisde Pool

The Ryde Arts Trail, a collaborative effort between Ryde Town Council and Community Murals, is set to launch Easter Weekend – Saturday 30th March, promising an immersive and inspiring experience for all. On the launch day, artists will be present throughout the town, offering maps and insights into their creations. Nine captivating artworksThe Arts Trail […]

Cultural evolution through sustainability: Isle of Wight’s NPOs lead the way

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Creative Island is spearheading a project that will take the Isle of Wight’s five National Portfolio Holders (NPOs) on a journey of carbon literacy training. It’s part of a wider strategy to embed sustainable practices across the cultural sector, demonstrating a commitment to environmental responsibility. Gavin Stride, Director of Creative Island, says, What is carbon […]

Future Works: The new initiative fuelling youth creativity on the Isle of Wight

Adrienne Wroath working on a ring

Ever dreamt of starting a band, but couldn’t find a drummer? Or perhaps you’re itching to write a play, but lack a cast? Maybe you’re eager to film a showreel, but don’t know a filmmaker? Future Works is here to bridge those gaps and ignite collaborations. Future Works, a dynamic initiative brought to you by […]

Artists unite to revive Isle of Wight Open Studios: New dates announced

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The Isle of Wight’s artistic tapestry is set to be showcased once more, as the IW Open Studios makes a triumphant return in 2024. This event, steeped in a rich history of fostering community and creativity, opens doors — quite literally — to the vibrant studios of local artists, inviting both residents and visitors to […]

Embrace the creative spark: Isle of Wight’s very first Biosphere Festival

Mother and child walking in the woods at Hullabaloo lite - Julian Winslow

Every artist, creator and supporter of cultural vibrancy on the Isle of Wight will be thrilled to hear that the to Island is set to illuminate like never before with this groundbreaking celebration. The 29th and 30th June 2024 marks the debut of the Isle of Wight Biosphere Festival, a testament to the shared commitment […]

Creative careers take centre stage at new initiative for young people

Children taking part in Future Creatives Careers Week

During February 2024, the Isle of Wight Cultural Education Partnership shone a spotlight on the diverse landscape of creative careers through the first-ever Future Creatives Careers Week, engaging more than 900 young Islanders in a groundbreaking exploration of the arts and creative industries. The event unfolded over 17 diverse happenings, offering 33 sessions that provided […]

Promote your Isle of Wight creative event – for free

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In the bustling world of arts and culture, getting the right exposure for your event can mean the difference between a full house and empty seats. Events OnTheWight is a listings site dedicated to the vibrant Isle of Wight community, offering a straightforward and cost-free avenue for event organisers to extend their reach. Grow your […]