Through music, drama, visual arts, literature and the digital medium we aim to provide opportunities for performers, creative artists, exhibitions, displays and other expressions of the arts. . The desire and need to have a strong educational and developmental aspect has been identified. In particular this will focus on providing a chance for young people to grow in confidence and enhance their skills through opportunities to develop both within and outside the span of the festival. With the knowledge that an enormous amount of creative artistic talent exists within the area a further aim is to promote Horsham and district as a cultural centre for the arts and establish the festival as a significant experience in the south east region.
The Horsham Festival is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation that has been formed with the express purpose of developing a broad and eclectic annual arts festival for Horsham and district. We will draw on artistic ability and expression primarily from the local area and, as we grow, also from further afield. It is our intention to encourage participation by individuals and groups across all ages, abilities, communities and ethnicities.