Arts in Health Care Trust
The Arts in Health Care Trust’s purpose is to offer arts – in the broadest sense – to people who would otherwise have limited access due to health, mobility or special needs issues. It takes the holistic view that the arts can encourage a healing process - so interaction and participation are fundamental to the trust’s activities.
The Arts in Health Care Trust:
- subsidises the cost of performances
- encourages local musicians to develop relationships with residential homes and day centres by publishing a directory of local artists
- promotes arts therapies and gives grants and project funding to support work in the community and care settings
- encourages a social activities forum to keep people in healthcare settings socially active
- supports the installation of art in locations such as the General Hospital and Westmount
Arts in Health Care Trust website
Jersey Arts Centre
Promoting the arts in Jersey
Jersey Arts Centre in St Helier offers a variety of arts and entertainment, ranging from performances and exhibitions to street theatre and workshops. It manages two performance venues and provides gallery spaces and meeting rooms.
It also manages its own theatre groups: Junior Drama for 8 to 13 year olds, 'youtheatre' for 14 to 19 year olds and ArtsCentreTheatre (ACT) for people 18 and over.
Jersey Arts Centre is supported by a revenue grant from the States of Jersey’s Education, Sport and Culture Department so that it can carry out its main aim of promoting the arts in the Island.
Theatre, gallery and room hire
Jersey Arts Centre provides facilities for hire, including gallery spaces (some gallery spaces may only be hired subject to approval of your work).
Jersey Arts Trust
The Jersey Arts Trust (JAT) aims to develop and promote the arts community in Jersey. The JAT is an independent charitable trust supported by a revenue grant from Education, Sport and Culture. It also gets sponsorship and donations.
The Parish of St Helier and JAT initiative provides free studio space to local artists. The JAT also works in partnership with the Jersey Opera House to provide The Attic space for new work and performances.
The Jersey Arts Trust:
- provides small grants for artists and arts organisations working locally
- organises projects and events
- acts as an independent adviser and advocate for the arts community
- offers an advice service to artists
- provides creative spaces for local artists (some spaces are free – contact the trust to find out more)
Jersey Arts Trust website
The Branchage Festival combines music and film screenings hosted at unusual and atmospheric locations around Jersey. Branchage has already established a world-class reputation for its dynamic variety of films, live performances and screening venues and has become a platform for audiences and filmmakers to get fully absorbed in the art of film.
The Branchage Festival involves:
- independent features, movie classics, short film strands, sound-and-light installations
- parties and special events
- educational workshops, talks, exhibitions and training
- short courses inn filmaking for beginners and professionals via the Branchage School (year-round)
Jersey Live Festival
Jersey Live Festival is an annual music festival held at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity. Jersey Live has all the action of a major music festival attracting world-renowned musicians such as Example, Kasabian, Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Snow Patrol, while at the same time showcasing home-grown local musical talent.
Along with six stages offering a range of acts, there is also a food village and bars, stalls, art installations and a 'hospitality' area (with its own bar, toilets and entertainment).
Jersey Live website
Jersey Opera House
The Jersey Opera House, owned by the States of Jersey, strives to provide the very best artistic entertainment in the Island. It is an Edwardian-style theatre that hosts and programmes local and touring productions, concerts and workshops.
The Jersey Opera House offers facilities suitable for conferences, performances, classes and workshops as well as gallery space.
Jersey Opera House website