Meeting Notes – November 2017

Having not been able to hold a meeting in October due to not being quorate the Committee yesterday met for the first time since the AGM in October.

New Members

We’re excited to have Interact Arts join our members – and we look forward to helping them with their remit to provide fun, informal learning activities in the community, for vulnerable young people and adults, using drama and activity-based workshops and projects to develop individuals and their communities.”

Grants Awarded
Stafford Art Group – to help develop their programme of arts activities. You can find their 2017/18 Programme here

Tree of Life Project in conjunction with Staffordshire Women’s Aid to engage artists Helen Wilson, Mark Uttley and Hollie Uttley in a outdoor based art project to enhance the children’s outdoor play area at ForWard House.


Keep an eye out for updated form with details of the new committee members on – grants applied for using the old forms will not be accepted – please check you’re using the latest ones available. Stewart our secretary will be sending them out soon. He’s also the person to contact if you wish to put yourself forward to join the committee, or about anything else to do with SDAC- he can be contacted at

Grants Awarded – August 2017

Sorry for the delay in anyone waiting to hear from us in the last few months – but we’ve successfully had a meeting and can confirm the committee has agreed to fully fund the following grant applications:

  • Adbaston Choral Society’s Autumn & Winter concerts
  • Stafford Folk Dance Callers Forum
  • Konnektiv Arts

a further application is having to be considered by e-mail but will be resolved asap.

We now have a new complement of money for the support of arts groups in the Stafford Borough – details of how to apply for grants are on our website



Grants Awarded – Jan 2017

We’ve been busy sharing some of the arts organisations in Stafford we’ve helped fund events and projects for the last year on our facebook page – we’ve also helped fund events and projects for Adbaston Community Concert Society & Stafford Folk Players among others.

If you are part of an art group in Stafford and you’re looking for a grant to help towards costs of your event or project then drop us a line and we might be able to help.

Stafford District Arts Council’s latest round of Grants awarded

In the latest round of bids four local amateur arts organisations have won funding to produce arts opportunities for Stafford Borough residents. Adbaston Community Concert Society, Stafford Players, the Friends of St. Mary’s and Andrew Baker were the beneficiaries of over £2,000 awarded by the Arts Council at their meeting in October.

Adbaston Community Concert Society held their Autumn Concert on September 7th and welcomed over 50 people to listen to Clare Hawkes’ Basset Horn and original instruments.

A series of five performances will comprise the Music at the Mansion at Shugborough Hall in the Saloon on Sundays throughout May to September 2015, supported by local composer Andrew Baker.

Stafford Players’ production of The Accrington Pals, which opens this week, will be in the Gatehouse’s Malcolm Edwards Theatre and plays between Tuesday 4th November and Saturday 8th November. Please visit the Gatehouse website, or their Box Office, for tickets.

The Friends of St. Mary’s will host Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on Saturday 21st March 2015 at St. Mary’s Church with a traditional Jazz band. For more details please contact

Amateur arts organisations can join Stafford District Arts Council and benefit from applying for grants throughout the year to support their artistic exhibitions, performances and productions. For more information please see our website: