Welcome to the web-site of the Sherborne Community Arts Centre Trust (SCACT)
"There is something critical about the role that culture and cultural institutions play in people's everyday lives: towns and cities are often defined by their cultural institutions - they are a source of civic pride and affection, consolidating a city, town or region's place in the outside world. They bring economic as well as cultural benefits through tourism and links with the creative industries. They are fiercely defended as an important part of local identity, and are a touchstone for local communities. Museums, libraries and artistic institutions play a vital role in creating active, engaged and empowered citizens. They provide invaluable shared and trusted spaces where the community comes together".
Alan Davey, Chief Executive of the Arts Council
Sherborne Community Arts Centre Trust has been working to bring to fruition an exciting and innovative community arts project that will impact on both the local and regional community. For the time being the Trustees have decided to suspend their fundraising efforts. Please refer to Public Statement.
By raising £1.725M in funding it will provide Sherborne with a purpose-built community arts centre in the heart of the town; a flexible, multi-purpose space that will underpin the activities of a multiplicity of arts organisations in Sherborne and the surrounding areas.