Creative Chronicle

Fri 9 Apr 2021 @ 9:06

The Creative Chronicle is our new Arts Council funded three-edition magazine designed for people over 55 and packed full of local history, arts and creativity.

Available in digital, paper or listenable form, please get in touch if you would like a printed copy or know somebody that would.

You can email [email protected] or call us on 01983 822437.

You can find the downloadable and listenable versions below.

Happy reading!

Creative Chronicle edition 1

Download Creative Chronicle Edition 1


Scan & Listen to Creative Chronicle Edition 1

Creative Chronicle 1 listenable edition QR code

Thanks to Sight for Wight for assisting with the listenable edition.



Thank You Card Competition

Sun 28 Feb 2021 @ 18:11

Thank you card competition

Calling all artists, designers, lockdown creatives and doodlers on the Isle of Wight! Could you design Independent Arts new thank you card?

We’re looking for two new thank you card designs which will be used to write thank you notes to our supporters, donors, fundraisers and volunteers. The two winning designs will be professionally produced and printed by Independent Arts and each winning artist credited on the reverse of the card.

Your design needs to be a great way of saying thank you to a wide audience, perhaps incorporating elements of the difference Independent Arts makes to people's lives across the Isle of Wight and will need to fit on a standard 8” x 5” rectangular card.

Entries will be split into two categories of Under- and Over-18, with a winner picked from each. Alongside your entry, you will need to read and sign the Terms and Conditions of the competition, as well as including your full name, date of birth and address when submitting.

The winning entries will be selected by a panel of Independent Arts trustees and staff.

Entry forms and Terms and Conditions can be downloaded via the links below.

The competition deadline is 16:00 on Wednesday 31st March 2021.

Send your entry, plus a signed copy of the Terms and Conditions to:
[email protected]
with the email subject line: Thank You Card Competition.

We look forward to seeing your designs!


Download the entry form

Download the Terms and Conditions



Looking out from Lockdown

Fri 22 Jan 2021 @ 17:54

Looking Out From Lockdown

Looking Out From Lockdown is an Island-wide project celebrating the creativity of Island people during lockdown, both in 2020, and again now in 2021. In collaboration with Lord-Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Susie Sheldon, local arts for wellbeing charity Independent Arts is offering people the chance to exhibit their lockdown creations, be it painting, photographs, poetry, music, speech, pottery, writing, crafts, projects, inventions, baking, gardening or anything else creative completed to keep spirits up during lockdown.

Whether it is something that captures the moment of lockdown one, or whether it is right now in lockdown three, everyone is urged to get creative and submit their projects to fill the gallery with their thoughts, visions and reflections in any art form, plus the story behind them. The website will become a “time capsule” for our Island Community to admire and share in years to come when reflecting on our experiences during the pandemic.

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