Groups and societies, Facebook groups, and studios

Headings on this page are links, where one is available. (Please do let me know if you find a broken link)

Groups and societies

Rugby Artists’ Group The in-house artists’ group of Rugby Art Gallery and Museum was founded in 2003 as Rugby Artists’ Support Group.  There is a Facebook group.  ArtLab sessions are run at the art gallery or online via Zoom while Covid restrictions are in place.

Rugby and District Art Society “The aim of Rugby & District Art Society is to foster all forms of art in the town and district. The membership is a representative mix of amateur and professional artists and others interested in the arts in Rugby and a wide surrounding area. Our monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm are held at Dunchurch Village Hall.”

The Tantalus ProjectTantalus is an artists’ co-operative, an association which caters in a non-judgmental way for projects and exhibitions involving a range of media, including collaborations between artists and media.

Alchemy An established local art group in Rugby.

Association of Midland ArtistsThe Association of Midland Artists comprises professional, semi-professional and aspiring artists, working in all media, and living and working throughout Warwickshire and neighbouring counties.

ISE Textile Group A group of 15 textile artists from around Rugby and neighbouring Northamptonshire and Leicestershire who enjoy creating contemporary diverse work with stitch as the common thread.

Heart of the Stitch – Daventry, Rugby and District Embroiderers Guild meet monthly.  Contact Janet Gosling – gosling456@btinternet.com

Spin Spun Sisters is a small group of spinners, weavers and dyers.

Facebook groups

Rugby Creates Bringing together local creatives to say hello, meet, share ideas, pool resources, creatively fuel-inject Rugby Town and ultimately help each other.

WDC Arts News Group by Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum.

Warwickshire Artists Unite and Grow This group is for Warwickshire Artists who would like to share skills, business strategies, shows, workshops and grow together.

Artists in Warwickshire Warwickshire has some of the most amazing artists, photographers, sculptors, textile artists and this group is where you can see some of them and their wonderful work. The group is open for anyone to join and any members can add their friends if they wish to.

Up for Arts Coventry  A space for grass-roots creative groups in and around Coventry to share what they’re working on, to engage with other makers and creatives, and, in these strange and uncertain times, to focus on well-being and ways in which we can all use creativity to improve our lives. Run by Rachel New, Up for Arts producer at BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire. 

Studios near Rugby and in neighbouring towns and cities

Grid Studios Harborough Magna Home to 20+ artists, painters, sculptors, ceramicists, printmakers, furniture restorers and mixed media artists.

Coventry Artspace Coventry “Our core work, which is kindly supported by Coventry City Council, is to provide affordable spaces for visual artists to work and exhibit in, and opportunities for their development through networking meetings and monthly drop-ins. “

Holyhead Studios Coventry An arts organisation offering studio space to visual artists.

Meter Room Coventry Meter Room is an arts charity consisting of a project space and adjoining studios, based in the centre of Coventry, UK.

Leamington Studio Artists Leamington Spa Aims to foster and increase the public interest, awareness and appreciation of the visual arts

ArtsTrail Leamington Spa Acting as an arts hub for the visual arts in the area, linking artists, art groups, community organisations and local businesses and institutions. 

Is there more?

Please get in touch if there is anything else I should add, or something I should edit.

Updated 04/03/2021