About Us

Sherborne ArtsLink Ltd is a registered charity (number 1007680) and a company limited by guarantee (number 2471382).  Formerly known as Sherborne Association for Community Arts, it has been active since at least 1984.

ArtsLink's objects are 'to promote, maintain, improve, encourage and advance education in the arts, including drama, mime, dance, music, cinema, television, radio, literature, painting, sculpture and decoration, together with any associated crafts or combination of these, for the benefit of the public’.

ArtsLink has a Service Level Agreement with West Dorset District Council (WDDC) in return for revenue funding agreed in a three year cycle.  The SLA sets out the standards and levels of arts provision which ArtsLink provides.  It is reviewed annually and is based on ArtsLink’s business plan.

ArtsLink is governed by its Council of Management (the Board of Trustees); development, control and management of activities is delegated to its two Co-Directors and staff.  

Council of Management 

Colin Lloyd

Trustee Chair

Mike Balfour

Trustee Vice Chair

David Lyscom

Trustee Member

Mary Strover

Trustee Member

Sarah Tait

Trustee Member

Emma Bell

Trustee Member

Ellen Velazquez

Trustee Member

Jon Andrews

Non voting advisor, Sherborne Town Council

Terry Farmer

Non voting advisor, West Dorset District Council


Jennie Loader


Helen Priest


Kate Osman

ArtsLink Fizz!  Project Manager