Arts Advisory Service

John Hayes of Art Cafe with local artis Kate Arnold

Winchester City Council has enlisted the expertise of the Creative Eastleigh team at Eastleigh Borough Council to provide a free advisory service for arts practitioners based in the Winchester area.

The service will provide help with:

  • preparing business plans and cash flow forecasts
  • professional development, including publishing work
  • grants and funding advice
  • help with finding opportunities to show work
  • networking opportunities
  • marketing advice
  • creating and maintaining a professional on-line presence

This is a business advisory service and is not able to critique work.

Surgery sessions will be available at the Art Café on Jewry Street, Winchester from 9am to 1pm on:

20 October
24 November
15 December
26 January 2017
23 February 2017

Artists can book a session with an advisor at the Art Café or the offices which are located at any one of the Creative Eastleigh hubs: The Point, The Sorting Office or the Tec-Hub. Those wishing to use the service must be based in the Winchester District and complete an initial enquiry form which can be downloaded below.

The paperwork needs to be returned to Sacha Lee at Eastleigh Borough Council. You can email the form to: or by post to: Sacha Lee, The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, Southampton, SO50 9DE

The form will give you the opportunity to give background to your practice or business and to let those helping you know what kind of support you are looking for. Following this Create Eastleigh will contact you to book a face to face appointment with an advisor at their offices which are located at any one of Creative Eastleigh hubs (The Point, The Sorting Office or the Tec-Hub).