About Us

September 2021 – The charity has now ceased all activity, staff moved to new pastures and the Trustees are taking the required steps to close the charity and company.  A statement by the Trustees can be found on the Home page.  

Sherborne Arts Link Ltd – registered charity, (number 1007680) and  company limited by guarantee (number 2471382).

Vision: Enhancing and improving lives through access to the arts and culture for the whole community.

Mission: To deliver a high quality, socially inclusive programme of arts engagement and participation.

ArtsLink is governed by a Council of Management comprised of:

  • Trustees with voting rights:  Emma Bell (Chair), David Lyscom, Colin Lloyd, Mike Balfour, Ellen Velazquez

  • Sherborne Town Council representative

  • Dorset Councillor representative

  • Dorset Council Officer representative

All Councillor representatives act as advisors without voting rights

“I can’t believe how proud it made me seeing my work on display: I never thought I could do that”


“The class is encouraging, informative, it is a joy to be here”


“Before coming to dance I couldn’t stand, but now I can and find standing and walking easier”

ArtsLink Fizz: Parkinsons Dance

“It made me realise I can still do things that I thought I couldn’t do. It just pushes you”.

ArtsLink Fizz: Art for Memory

“Thank you for an excellent and challenging course”


“it makes you do it at home as well, it inspires you to do what you wouldn’t normally do at home”. “I painted all the garden furniture!”

ArtsLink Fizz: Art for Parents

“ArtsLink offers a community as well as art lessons”

ArtsLink Tutor observation

“The class was helpful and fun. I was really, really happy”

ArtsLink Course Participant

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Sherborne Arts Link Ltd      Registered Charity no. 1007680      Company no. 2471382