Lichfield Arts aims to be recognised as the leading community arts organisation in the UK.
Lichfield Arts is an independent charitable organisation (CIO registered charity number: 1156217) that has promoted music concerts, festivals and other events in Lichfield since 1974. The organisation plays a key role in Lichfield district’s thriving arts and creative community and has around 300 members including 125 registered volunteers.
Lichfield Arts is nationally recognised for the promotion of artistic excellence from both our existing heritage and also new and innovative work. The organisation has a distinctive cultural offer which is presented in an informal and accessible way for the whole local community and visitors to the district to enjoy.
Every year Lichfield Arts promotes around 40 concerts covering the genres of Folk, Jazz, Blues, Acoustic and Roots music. It also organises a number of festivals each year, including Winter Beer festival, Summer Beer Festival and Lichfield Festival of Folk.
Community Outreach projects are an integral part of Lichfield Arts. Art and dance projects are organised throughout the year in conjunction with the music festivals or as separate enterprises. We work with the local communities from Burntwood, Cannock, Rugeley, Lichfield and Tamworth.
Every July, Lichfield Arts puts on FUSE – a free community festival held in Beacon Park, Lichfield. FUSE offers a wide range of music and other activities including dance, comedy, theatre and workshops.
Lichfield Arts supports the development of local musicians, performers and artists. Key parts of this are the Fuse Outreach Project, which runs in schools and local community groups every year, numerous workshops at many of our events and concerts featuring local artists.