New Forest Arts and Culture


Folio has been born out of a growing collaboration between existing groups, supported by the New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority.   This has encouraged partnership working resulting in the first New Forest Arts Festival in 2016 and again in 2017.   This led us to develop Folio.  


Folio brings together a number of existing arts, culture and heritage organisations to provide a fresh approach to what’s going on and how you can find out more about what we do, where we work and how you can get involved.


Whether you are looking for entertainment, education, new learning and skills or support for special challenges, we are able to offer you interesting ways to engage with creative events and programmes across the New Forest and the surrounding areas.


Our organisations are diverse, and range from museums and galleries to live music, arts and crafts workshops and educational projects for all ages and all abilities.


It will be growing and developing  to offer  bigger and better events and opportunities to enjoy and participate in many activities across the region.


Please see the links below for information about all the 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. If this is you please use the sign up form linked below to join us. 

As a network we hold networking events both online and in person, share Arts and Culture recourses and news as well as lots more. The sign up form allows you to feedback how this network might support you best.

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