Shetland Arts Development Agency

Shetland Arts Development Agency

Charity information

Shetland Arts Development Agency

Shetland's lead arts agency: we run the Garrison Theatre and Mareel in Lerwick, Bonhoga Gallery in Weisdale Mill and promote a year round programme of events, festivals and activities.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Creative, confident, connected - art changes lives.

    What we see: Shetland celebrated as a place where inspiration and innovation are valued; where people want to live, work and study; where individual creative opportunity is available to all; where each achieves their full creative potential; where personal development improves life circumstances, styles and choices: the full social and economic potential of the islands is achieved.

    What we do: we deliver arts development activity across a range of art forms, including
    film, drama, music, craft, literature, dance and visual art, through a dedicated team of specialist art form officers.

  • Aims

    Shetland Arts Development Agency aims to:

    • An empowered, enabled, inclusive and supported voluntary creative community and creative industry sector
    • Increased social and economic sustainability for Shetland
    • Improved health and well being of Shetland individuals
    • Increased and enhanced local, national and international recognition of Shetland’s unique creative heritage, contemporary practice and creative value
  • Overview

    Established: April 2006

    Board members: 11

    Full time staff: 18

    Part time staff: 20

    Volunteers: 18

    Phone number: 01595 743843

    Address: Shetland Arts Toll Clock Centre Lerwick Shetland ZE1 0DE

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website