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Become a Friend of PAW

The Isle of Purbeck is a wonderful area of natural beauty full of creative people. The Purbeck Art Weeks Festival celebrates this diversity of artistic expression with a fortnight of artist’s open studios, talks, films, concerts, dance, plays, children’s competitions, poetry readings and other more informal events. Our visual artists are all drawn from the Purbeck area, but our events artists can come from much further afield. Many are internationally renowned and you will find much to tempt you in our Festival programme. However we cannot provide such rich fare without financial support.

With your support we can celebrate local and international talent including:

  • Workshops and events for young people
  • Organising exciting and leading edge events embracing a wider range of art forms including the experimental and innovative
  • Inviting high quality performers from outside Purbeck to join us and help our local schools and young artists

We invite you to donate at least £50 per year for family membership (parents plus children) or £30 per year for individual membership as a Friend of PAW. As a charity we can both claim tax relief on this donation. So your generosity can benefit us even more. In return we can offer you:

  • A preview of our plans for the next PAW Festival and an ability to contribute ideas and together shape the future of our exciting Festival
  • Advance information and priority booking for all PAW Festival events, so that you have a guaranteed seat at events where numbers are limited
  • Advance notice of events outside our main PAW Festival fortnight, e.g. the winter series of chamber music concerts with Miranda Fulleylove and friends and the late summer Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival (artistic director Natalie Clein)
  • Information on special events that may only be open to Friends
  • An invitation to a free opening reception and exhibition
  • Recognition (if you agree) via your name appearing in the PAW brochure and on our website
  • The knowledge that your donation will have helped support events and the involvement of young people that otherwise would not have been possible

Please click here to download an application form to become a Friend of Purbeck Art Weeks Festival