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Test Valley Arts Foundation is an independent grant giving charity established in 1991 by the late Michael Colvin MP. We are Test Valley based with a vision of supporting, creating and improving artistic opportunities for our local communities. Our key objectives are:
  • to encourage a wide range of arts and music in the Test Valley

  • to support local cultural activity and help talented individuals and groups with their work in all art forms

  • to raise funds and give grants

  • to promote a variety of artistic initiatives including events and projects within Test Valley

  • to take experience of the arts to the wider community

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    New chairman has bold plans for the arts in Test Valley

    The Chairmanship of the Test Valley Arts Foundation (TVAF) was handed over at the foundation’s latest board meeting. Madeline Edmonds MBE handed over the position to Yinnon Ezra MBE, formerly head of recreation, heritage and the arts at Hampshire County Council. Madeline was thanked for her time and effort in the position and was gifted with flowers and a big round of applause.


    A New Space for the Arts in Andover

    On 20 November 2009 Chapel Arts studios were formally opened by The Mayor of Test Valley, Councillor Ian Hibberd. Already named a 'jewel' in Andover’s arts provision, along with the Lights theatre, Andover College and Andover Museum, Chapel Arts studios provides studio space for up to 4 artists.

    The Mayor of Test Valley is cutting the ribbon - watched by Foundation Chairman Roy Perry and Development Officer Michael Widén



    Gold Run: Remix touring show

    28 March to 9 April 2013


    Inaugural exhibition: 'All the rest...'

    26 June to 4 July 2010


    For detailed information about all activities at Chapel Arts Studios please visit our new website www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk


    A Summer Celebration

    On 21st July 2006 we hosted a celebration of Arts, Music and Young People together with The Prince’s Trust, to showcase the enormous wealth of artistic talent in Test Valley.

    For further information click on the poster image opposite.

    Bournemouth Symphony Brass
    Sir Harold Hillier Gardens 21 July 2006