The Arts in Chichester

Second year part time student Sehila Craft has recently been awarded the first Chichester Festival Theatre Emerging Artist Residency.

Sehila has been given access to all aspects of the theatre and is creating a body of new work in response to this exciting opportunity.  See her blog here.

Pallant House Gallery - Newly opened after a complete re-build and massive new collection of largely British Art from last 50 years (inc Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake, Claes Oldenberg, etc). It has a very exciting programme of contemporary and historical art.

Cass Sculpture Foundation (Sculpture at Goodwood) - 5 miles from Chichester, this is a internationally renowned venue for some of the biggest names in contemporary art.

Unity Arts Trust - Unity Studios recently opened in Chichester.

Chichester Festival Theatre & Minerva Theatre - For both main stream theatre and experimental work, this internationally famous theatre has a terrific programme all year round.

Chichester Cinema at New Park and International Film Festival - The Cinema at New Park shows independent international and mainstream films all year round. The Chichester International Film Festival, about to enter its' 12th Year, is renowned internationally and previews many films which go on to win awards and become major international successes. Some of our own students have contributed in the past.

Chichester Festivities - Arts and cultural event held every July

National Open Art exhibition, Chichester - Occurs in November each year from national submissions, with prizes of about £600 just for student entries!:

ARTEL - A group of contemporary artists based in Chichester, many of whom are graduates from the University of Chichester..

Chichester Art School for Young People - Art classes for children and young people aged 11 - 17, taking place in artOne at the University of Chichester.

The Mill Studio - Established in 1993. The Mill Studio is a working studio run by professional artists which aims to acknowledge peoples potential as individuals rather than promote a house style. Enthusiasm and positivity are the only qualifications required.

OXMARKET Centre of Arts - Community arts centre situated in the centre of Chichester.

Bognor Regis Birdman Rally - Internationally known for it's array of mad aviators trying to fly from the pier .... every year there's dozens of crazy entrants who valiantly try, but generally get a bit of a soaking .... open to more 'creative' entries too!

Real Ale and Jazz Festival - Chichester 'Real Ale and Jazz Festival', annual music festival: Chichester Festivities

Blues on the Farm - 'Blues on the Farm', annual Chichester music festival:

The ROX - The ROX music and arts festival:

Goodwood Motor and Horse Racing - runs events throughout the year: