Restormel Arts was formed in 1991 in partnership with Restormel Borough Council. Its aims are to promote a programme of professional and amateur arts activity and to engage the local community as both audience and participants.
Local government reorganisation and loss of Arts Council funding have led to a review of our priorities and methods of working.
Although we continue to promote professional events, attracting artists and touring companies to our area, our main focus is on engaging local communities in arts related activities. Projects that engage young people, that celebrate local culture and heritage or reflect on the many physical changes taking place locally are given particular attention.
We aim to cover the whole of what is now called St. Austell Bay and its hinterland including Fowey, Lostwithiel, St. Blazey, Mevagissey and the China Clay villages.
To carry out our work effectively we seek to develop partnerships with local organisations and interest groups including:
- St. Austell Town Centre Management
- The Eco Towns Project
- The China Clay Country Park at Wheal Martyn
- The Eden Project
- Town and Parish Councils
- Local schools and youth organisations
Restormel Arts is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It is overseen by a Board of Directors and employs experts as necessary for events and projects.