Arts organisations and volunteering

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The district has a rich and varied number of arts and cultural organisations who offer a diverse range of activities from social meet ups and learning to exhibiting and selling. Membership varies but all rely on the generosity and passion of volunteers and all are always in need of more help and support.

Friends of Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum (FLAG)  

FLAG was founded in 1967 with the aim of  promoting Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum by providing financial and other support for exhibitions, acquisitions, conservation and education projects. Membership is £10 per year and includes talks, excursions, engaging conversations, and newsletters. 

Leamington Studio Artists (LSA)  'Art for All'

This charity is based at East Lodge in Jephson Gardens and aims to foster and increase public interest, awareness and appreciation of visual arts.  Membership includes participation in exhibitions, events and gatherings, and regular updates about artists and related activities and opportunities. 

Warwickshire Open Studios (WOS) 

Since 2000, Warwickshire Open Studios has been helping visual artists and designer-makers across the Warwickshire and Coventry area connect with art lovers who enjoy, buy, commission and participate in their work. Membership includes a listing and visual presence on their website gallery page along with information on forthcoming exhibitions.

Association of Midland Artists (AMA) 

This group comprises professional, semi professional and aspiring artists working in all artistic mediums. They share their expertise via a programme of talks, workshops, exhibitions, craft fairs, art sales and members pages. Membership is £20 and all share a willingness to support and encourage each other and strive for excellence.

The Arts Society, Royal Leamington Spa (TASRLS)  

The Arts Society has more than three hundred and sixty five societies world-wide with the Royal Leamington Spa one of the largest. Membership is £45 per year for an opportunity to explore the arts through illustrated lectures, special interest days, day visits and short breaks both in the U.K. and abroad. Volunteers also help to conserve and preserve our artistic heritage. 

The Leamington Society

The Leamington Society have been protecting the character of the town since 1956. Its key purposes are to promote high standards of planning and architecture, stimulate public interest in the history, architecture and topography of the town, and secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public interest.

New Art West Midlands 

This is the contemporary visual arts network for the region. It produces a lively and engaging website and newsletter, with a focus on creating and defining opportunities for West Midlands' artists and curators. Their key aim is working collectively to safeguard the future of artists and our sector as a whole. Sign up to stay involved and informed.

Leamington Art in the Park Festival 

Now in its ninth year, it is the largest free festival in the West Midlands, with over 240 artists & performers and over 40,000 visitors. The festival will take place on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 in 2023. Volunteer opportunities are diverse and varied and much needed in the run-up to the festival and on the actual weekend. Email for further information.

District History & Heritage Groups & Societies and Warwickshire Heritage 

From Warwick Castle to the Royal Pump Rooms, the district has a rich and varied amount of historic places to visit, weekday talks and visits and societies to join or volunteer at. 

Creative Health Meet Ups

This community has been set up for all artists and creatives who work in Coventry & Warwickshire and who are passionate about the transformative effects creativity can have on mental health & well-being. 

Art Friends Warwickshire

Art Friends Warwickshire is a not-for-profit organisation which organises arts-related events, open to members and non-members, to raise funds for arts organisations. They provide sociable opportunities for like-minded art lovers to discover more about a wide spectrum of the arts.

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