Help us build a tapestry of wonderful arts, heritage and cultural organisations on the Island working with and for communities bringing creativity into the heart of being.

Our listing below is not at all exhaustive and we welcome direct engagement from organisations not yet featured.

Add your organisation to The Island Collection by contacting us hello@islandcollection.org.uk


CARISBROOKE CASTLE MUSEUM

Founded by Princess Beatrice in 1898, Carisbrooke Castle Museum cares for over 35,000 objects connected to the history of the Isle of Wight.


CLASSIC BOAT MUSEUM

Situated across 2 sites in Cowes and East Cowes, the Classic Boat Museum has been telling visitors its wonderful maritime story since 1996.


DEADMAN

A performance company with a fundamental belief in stories from different backgrounds developing projects to engage underserved audiences.


FRIENDS OF RYDE THEATRE

FORTH is a resident-led volunteer advocacy group working to return Ryde Town Hall and Theatre to public use, ensuring it thrives in the future.


INDEPENDENT ARTS

Arts for wellbeing charity established in 1987, operating from our Creative Hub, Newport and community settings.


ISLE OF WIGHT AONB

Celebrating the Island’s nationally designated areas of outstanding natural beauty, working with partners for people, nature, place.

Image credit: K. Grogan


ISLE OF WIGHT MUSIC HUB

Music Education Hub working with schools, educational settings and island communities to provide life changing opportunities for every child through every day and exceptional music-making.


MONKTON ARTS

 Ryde-based cafe with open studios, exhibition spaces and a Children’s Gallery, working with local schools on community-oriented creative projects.


NEW CARNIVAL COMPANY

Celebratory carnival arts organisation, enriching communities and lives through projects inspired by environment, heritage, and today’s world.  


PEOPLE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

People Media Productions was set up in 2021 to make film and television programmes, telling local stories with universal appeal, shining a light on the island.  


QUAY ARTS

Celebrates our island’s life, culture and heritage. We are ambitious for and celebrate our unique island identity and support next generation creatives.  


SHIPWRECK CENTRE & MUSEUM

We provide an educational journey from Solent prehistory to historical shipwreck explorations, showcasing our connection with the sea.  


STONECRABS THEATRE

Places underrepresented voices and untold stories centre stage through mould-breaking theatre and grassroots projects.


THE EARTH MUSEUM

A virtual museum based on the Island connecting people and places across the world through creative mapping and storytelling.


VENTNOR EXCHANGE

Pioneering arts organisation behind Ventnor Fringe & Brave Island. Our space in Ventnor combines a venue, cocktail/craft beer bar and record shop.


VENTNOR FRINGE

Ten days of unmissable gigs, hilarious comedy, dazzling cabaret, unforgettable theatre & bustling markets as the Island’s largest arts festival.