What we do
TVAF set up Chapel Arts Studios in Andover ten years ago, under the guidance of David Dixon. In 2018 this acquired Arts Council NPO status to become an independent organistion. TVAF continues to support artists by putting on events where artists can engage with the public as well as offering grant funding to individual artists for specific projects. Click image to go to Chapel Arts Studio
We provide educational services
In 2018, TVAF supported and funded the Talk About Festival in Andover; this involved spoken word artist Cat Randle working with three local schools on a poetry project which was performed at The Lights in Andover. In 2019 we supported local playwright Roy Chatfield to put on a professional production of It Happened in Hampshire at over a dozen local schools and the Enham Trust as well as a public performance at The Lights.
We organise multiple art events
We provide arts events to help enrich the quality of life in Test Valley and also to raise awareness and enthusiasm for arts activities. TVAF also works in partnership with other organisations to deliver a variety of opportunities for creative experimentation, cultural experiences, creative expression, and arts education.
We champion the arts in the area
We speak up for culture and creativity and work to ensure that the value of the arts is widely recognised and supported.