Ignite Chelmsford, your new Cultural Forum

Are you involved in arts, culture, heritage and the creative industries? Whether you are worker, volunteer, potential partner, or simply a local cultural ambassador for Chelmsford – we want to hear from you!

We’ve set up to listen, unite and provide a cohesive voice, representing the collective needs, views and ideas.

Ignite Chelmsford currently has four key areas?

  1. An Online Network
    Stick your flag in the ground, find your voice, seek peer support and start a conversation.


  2. A Monthly Face-to-Face Social
    Come along to our new Meetup, share your ideas and challenges, get some inspiration and learn from others.


  3. A Cultural Partnership
    15 members from our diverse community, helping to ensure every voice is represented, steering the development of Chelmsford into a cultural destination, making it a great place to live, work and play.


  4. A Dedicated Programme of Support
    We’re here to help. We’re currently developing an offer to help arts, culture, heritage and the creativity flourish in Chelmsford. From brain food to keep us sharp, routes into employment and career advice to fundraising and investment expertise and support to develop your project or enterprise – whatever stage you are at.


It’s early days, and over the coming months our Cultural Partnership, will steer a number of new initiatives including the development and manifestation of a new Cultural Vision for the City, towards 2040…

We will publish regular posts on our blog, but for more frequent updates you can also like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, attend an event, sign up to a summary digest via E-Newsletter and promote yourself by registering your business or enterprise on our online directory.