New Forest Arts and Culture


Folio is a collective of professional arts and cultural organisations based in the New Forest. Our organisations are diverse and range from museums and galleries to music and theatre companies. Folio exists to create new ways for people to experience and benefit from the arts and to seek out and grasp opportunities only open through collaboration. 

Folio aims to:

  • Share its collective resources, knowledge and skills.

  • Promote creative activity across the New Forest.

  • Advocate for the benefits of arts, culture and heritage

  • Support local professionals, community groups and clubs to create compelling, life changing experiences with and for the people who live in and around the New Forest.  

  • Raise the profile of New Forest creativity locally, national and internationally.

  • Create new ways for people to experience and benefit from the arts.

  • Seek out and grasp opportunities only open through collaboration.

Please see the links below for information about our partner organisations.




Folio, is a collective of creative and cultural organisations in the New Forest District coming together to make the New Forest a place for creativity to thrive.


We are looking to expand this network to include all creative and cultural professionals, freelancers, practitioners, business owners, not-for-profit organisations and employees living and/or working in the New Forest area. 

As a network we hold networking events both online and in person, share Arts and Culture recourses and news as well as lots more.


Please use the sign-up form below to join us, this form also allows you to feedback how this network might support you best.




Our next networking event will take place on Friday 20th January at 10am until 12pm at Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Totton. All details of this event are on the ticket booking page. This is a free event but please book your place so we can manage numbers, book your place here or via the events calendar below. 

Events & Workshops