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The Arts

Ashford plays host to a vibrant arts scene with nationally and internationally recognised arts organisations, venues and creatives. The borough is also packed with well run, high quality community arts groups, events and festivals that run and operate throughout the year.

Over the last five years, the council has focused on establishing professional arts and creative companies to create, produce and showcase their work here, that contributes to the economic vitality of the borough.  We have raised the cultural profile of the borough by supporting and developing festivals and events with our key partners. We have also delivered new spaces for the arts and cultural industries to take place, as well as drive forward a vision for public art, and integrate the work of artists in new and existing developments.

To find out more about our work in this area, please contact our Arts and Cultural Industries Manager, Chris Dixon on 01233 330 352 or email chris.dixon@ashford.gov.uk.