About Us

Arts Richmond is a voluntary organisation and independent charity with 140+ affiliated societies based in and around the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

We represent the voluntary arts sector on the borough council’s Arts Advisory Forum and provide a wide variety of services and events aimed at promoting local arts and cultural activity so that people know What’s On and How to get Involved in the thriving local arts and cultural scene.

Our objectives

  • Promotion of arts activity in the borough, most especially, but not exclusively, of the activities of our 100+ affiliated societies
  • Stimulus to participation, in particular through competitions and exhibitions encouraging individual activity
  • Encouragement of accessibility to events for all member of the community
  • Encouragement of diversity of participation by performers and audiences

Publicity and publications

Arts Richmond publishes 11 monthly newsletters per year, distributed to members and to the public via the Public Library Network and other cultural venues throughout the borough.

May 2021 newsletter >

We also provide the opportunity for our affiliated organisations and other local cultural organisations to include flyers with our mailings to cut down the cost of individual mailings and to ensure that the information is targeted on those who are most interested in receiving it.

Publication deadlines for 2021/2022 >


Arts Richmond is partly funded by the borough council to produce our monthly newsletter, but over half our annual income comes from subscriptions from the societies affiliated to us and our members, as well as the fundraising events that we run. We also gratefully acknowledge donations from the David King Trust, Barns Literary Society and Joan Russell Williams, Kay Williams and Sara Burn Edwards.

Members, Volunteers and Donors

We are always interested in hearing from new members, potential volunteers and donors to support our work.

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