The purpose of Shetland Arts is to place the arts at the heart of Shetland, to educate, promote, support and develop the practice and enjoyment of the arts by all.

We run Mareel and the Garrison Theatre in Lerwick and Bonhoga Gallery in Weisdale, and promote a year round programme of music, craft, theatre, literature, visual arts, dance and film events.

We’re here to support creative people; we believe that creativity is an important part of everybody’s life, no matter who you are, where you live or what you do. Our challenge is to enable and empower our communities, groups and individuals to fulfil their creative potential.

Art is a gift. It has the power to lift us up, to help us find expression and self belief, and to make a profoundly positive difference to our lives.

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