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2022 - Here We Go 

New PlaceOver the course of year, DVA will discuss and plan the range of opportunities that it wants to realise when it takes-up residency at Sherborne House in Spring 2023.  

The most exciting aspects of the move are taking on the dedicated, gallery space and leading a visual arts focused programme designed to engage the community and wider public.  There is also the opportunity for occasional use of other spaces to stage larger-scale events.  News and background information will be included in E-News Bulletins and posted here on the NEWS page as a series of numbered articles.

Whilst realising this degree of change isn't easy - our resources are presently less than they were before the pandemic - we are determined to thrive and better address our charitable aims focused on initiating and partnering professional development opportunities for DVA members and engaging the public in a better understanding - interpretation - of the visual arts.

New PeopleIn the coming months, the Board of Trustees will appoint a new Creative Director to lead DVA as Jem, incrementally, retires.  His 'phased retreat' will enable current activity with the Project Groups to be completed alongside completing the Sherborne House management plans with the Canon Foundation who own the house and will manage its business operations.  

The Trustees will also be seeking two or three new 'skill-based' Members.  

As with the plans for Sherborne House, opportunities will be announced as they arise in E-News and linked to further details here on the website.  Notice of vacancies will also be given to other arts organisations.


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