Welcome to Ryde Arts

Local arts throughout the year

Art and music events, workshops and happenings in Ryde

Bringing together arts groups during the year in the beautiful Georgian town of Ryde.

Ryde has been celebrating with its own festival for sixteen years, receiving many Arts Council grants and backing from Ryde Town Council, the Isle of Wight Council and local business organisations. Ryde Arts Festival has always been a community-based celebration of the talents of the town and wider Island. Our mission has been to commission new work and so grow opportunities for professional artists.

We at Ryde Arts involve lots of people and groups in our projects. We believe that by working in collaboration we can all achieve exciting outcomes. Ryde Arts is changing. It’s not just about the festival, but celebrating Ryde as a town where creativity can flourish. We want to work to support all makers and performers in the town to enhance the creative life of Ryde, secure funding, build audience and provide opportunities for all of the talented people in our community.

Ryde Arts also wants to help organisations, businesses and venues in the town engage with the creative arts. If you’d like to get involved on the next leg of the journey, please contact the team at hello@rydearts.org.

Some photos in slider are © Julian Winslow