Ipswich Arts Association

Representing 50+ Arts Organisations in Suffolk
Ipswich Arts Association has 50+ member organisations, which means also that hundreds of individuals are associated with its activities.
In 2017 the Association is continuing a number of successful initiatives including the very popular monthly Ipswich Town Lectures and Concerts, and organising the Classical Stages at the annual Ipswich Music Day event. Members of IAA will be on hand at these and other major events during the year to answer questions or point visitors in the direction of the voluntary arts sector in the area.
IAA also maintain The Ipswich Charter Hangings, which celebrate the towns history and mark the granting of the Royal Charter in 1200AD. They are on display at St Peters Church and continue to attract many visitors.
IAA is also a campaigning organisation and, at a time when there are widespread cuts and challenges, it is raising questions about public resources including libraries, concert venues as well as the quality of arts provision in schools. Many of these topics form the basis for discussion at the  General Meetings held three times a year, in Ipswich, to which anyone is invited- whether or not they are involved with a local society.
The website is one of a number of ways in which IAA aims to keep in touch not only with it’s members but also with the wider community. It provides an excellent way for societies to publicise their events as well as a diary of proposed events, which has long proved invaluable to those keen to avoid clashes with other events of the same kind or in the same locality.
In addition to helping to promote the work of IAA members, IAA publishes the IAA News & Events brochure, three times a year.  This is circulated to Tourist Information Centres, Libraries and other appropriate public places as well as to all member groups.  For more details visit  http://www.ipswich-arts.org.uk



Museum Street Methodist Church, 17 Black Horse Lane, Ipswich , IP1 2EF




Monday 24hrs
Tuesday 24hrs
Wednesday 24hrs
Thursday 24hrs
Friday 24hrs
Saturday 24hrs
Sunday 24hrs
Bank Holidays 24hrs



The Black Horse Inn


East Anglian Chambers




Strutt and Parker