The Anteros Arts Foundation is a charity (no. 1135692) which specialises in teaching great quality fine art courses at affordable prices. We also host live music events and have two gallery spaces which are free to enter and raise the profile of art in Norwich.
The Anteros Arts Foundation is entirely self funded: no arts council funding, no european money; just a small team of dedicated people trying to make a home for the arts on Magdalen St. We are very lucky and gratful to have the headlease for an amazing building, formerly at tudor mansion house, the charity uses it to generate an income through a trading subsidiary by renting the cafe space to North, renting the gallery spaces to artists and selling artwork.
As a charity we aim:
- to offer quality fine art courses for beginners and improvers that are not-for-profit.
- to exhibit a diverse and varied selection of fine art exhibitions – exhibitions to be always free to enter
- to programme high quality music events at affordable prices.
- to strive, where possible, to offer opportunities for learning alongside our concerts and exhibitions
- to promote social inclusion through the arts, particularly to physically and socially disadvantaged people by providing a safe, accessible place to be and through specific outreach projects
- to maintain a public library space, that is an informative, interesting and simple to navigate. You are welcome to while away time here to reading, sketching and reflecting.
- to maintain a grade II* listed building and keep it open to the public.
This year our fine art courses are being perfected and honed to ensure that we are teaching real skills in an enriching and exciting way, that cover a wide range of fine art disciplines in the hope that we can launch a diploma in fine art in September 2017. If you are interested in this project, please read more here.
The Aude Gotto Music Room is an ancient and beautifully intimate music venue with great accoustics. Music floats from this room across the courtyard and enchants everyone in the building. Don’t miss Henrick Jensen on 22nd September.
The fantastic building we have the priviledge of maintaining is owned by the Norwich Preservation Trust and is grade II* listed due to its historical importance. In Tudor times it was owned by a wealthy merchant named Edmund Woods. Because of the beauty of the building and it’s historic importance we are a vey popular venue for parties, weddings, wakes, meetings and classes – get in touch for a tour!
To help ensure Anteros continues to offer a home for the arts on Magdalen st. Please consider donating whatever you can spare.