Inspiration through the arts
The Horsham Festival is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Number 1165644) that has been formed with the express purpose of developing a broad and eclectic annual festival of the arts and creative expression for Horsham and district. We have more than thirty organisations associated with Horsham Festival a number of which take an active part as committee members. They represent a wide spectrum of the arts scene in Horsham and the District.
Through music, dance, drama, the visual arts, literature and the digital medium we aim to provide opportunities for performers, creative artists, exhibitions, displays and other expressions of the arts. We will draw on artistic ability and expression primarily from the local area and, as we grow, also from further afield. It is our intention to encourage participation by individuals and groups across all ages, abilities, communities and ethnicities.
With the knowledge that an enormous amount of creative artistic talent exists within the area a further aim is to promote Horsham and district as a cultural centre for the arts and establish the festival as a significant experience in the south east region.
The desire and need to have a strong educational and developmental aspect has been identified. In particular this will focus on providing a chance for young people to grow in confidence and enhance their skills through opportunities to develop both within and outside the span of the festival. We intend there to be a particular emphasis on those who are disabled or disadvantaged