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Bolton Arts Forum was set up in 1993 as the result of Bolton Metro’s Arts and Cultural Strategy seeking to develop a focus for individuals and groups in Bolton participating in arts and cultural activities. The objectives of the forum are to establish a strong, committed network of art related organisations and individuals and further the development of arts and culture in Bolton by:

  • exchanging information
  • organising training
  • publicising and promoting local arts and culture
  • discussing and contributing to arts and cultural policy
  • increasing the resources available for arts and cultural production in Bolton and by doing so support the advancement and education of the public, in particular through the promoting and practice of arts and media.

Bolton Arts Forum has a membership of nearly 200 and has produced several directories of members. The strength of BAF lies in the diverse membership base which brings together the various strands of the voluntary and community arts groups in Bolton. The Committee of BAF are all volunteers from various branches of the Arts Community in Bolton. The organisation is self funding and seeks grants to support the work that it does.

BAF serves as a resource for Arts Groups throughout the Borough and its members have the opportunity to take part not only in training sessions, presentations and discussions, but also in social events that are a necessary part of fund raising.

Anything Goes

St Paul's AOS (Astley Bridge) recent production of "Anything Goes".

DBBC Certificate presentation ceremony.

DBBC studio training.

Bolton Art Studios.

Pat Killeen as Katisha in the New Rosemere AOS 2004 production of the Mikado.