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creative networks



Welcome to #virtualsketchleicester. During lockdown, we can sketch the world via Google maps and meet in virtual events from our homes. This is a friendly place to share our sketches of people and place and forget our worries for a bit.


Artspace Loughborough

Artspace Loughborough is a group of visual artists who work in the Charnwood area of Leicestershire. We comprise painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, mixed media, textile and digital artists.


CVAN East Midlands

CVAN EM is the Contemporary Visual Arts Network for the East Midlands. Our mission is to strengthen and develop the contemporary visual arts sector in the region, working to safeguard the future of artists and our sector as a whole.

East Midlands

Create Leicester

Create is a series of FREE quarterly events for digital creators, producers, managers and administrators, aiming to inspire Leicester’s digital design community.


Creative Coffee

Creativity, Coffee and Conversation. We're a free meet-up for creative people and those looking to meet creatives.


Harborough Artists Cluster

Harborough Artists Cluster is a group of working artists active in Harborough and its neighbouring towns and villages. It is an informal group which evolves year on year but averages thirty artists at any given time. Members meet regularly to plan events and to share ideas, encouragement and inspiration.

Market Harborough

Leicester Lo-Fi Photography

We’re a Leicester based company that embrace the traditional aspects of photography by using old film cameras, toy cameras, pin holes, alternative processes and darkroom printing. Several times a year we will have socials, which could be anything from a gathering in a pub a trip or an event around the country.


Leicester Sketch Club

The Leicester Sketch Club was founded in 1898 and is one of Leicester's oldest art clubs. Despite its name, its members' main activity is painting in every possible medium.


Leicester Society of Artists

Promoting art and artists in Leicester since 1882 and encouraging the practice and appreciation of original art throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire + Rutland

Leicestershire Art Alliance

The aim of Leicestershire Art Alliance is to collectively support and promote Leicestershire's Art Groups and Societies through networking, sharing knowledge and creative opportunities.


Market Harborough Art Club

The Market Harborough Art Club consists of a group of local artists who meet on the last Friday of each month (excl. August & December) in the Langton Room of the Congregational Church Centre in Bowden Lane, Market Harborough. We have a varied programme of meetings, which offer a mixture of talks, practical work and competitions, as well as demonstrations and appraisals by professional artists.

Market Harborough

The Arts Society Rutland

Our aims are the promotion of arts education, appreciation and preservation of our artistic heritage through lectures, visits and study days, and also through grants to Young Arts Projects.


Urban Sketchers Leicester

We are the official Chapter of Urban Sketchers for Leicester and surrounding areas. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to advanced. The aim is to enjoy sketching, sharing and to support each other.


West End Creatives Leicester

Developing networking, collaborations, artistic developments and support for West End creatives across all areas – visual art, music, word, design, dance, craft, cooking etc

West End, Leicester

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