We’re still open! Although Essex has moved to the High Tier COVID alert level, you can still enjoy loads of fun, covid-safe things to do this autumn at Firstsite! See what’s on

Please follow government guidelines and only visit with members of your household or support bubble. Find out more about our new way of visiting.

Support us

Our aim is to bring art and its benefits to all of the people of East Anglia –  involving our communities directly with our work, from exhibition making to our creative learning activities.

As a registered charity, we rely upon the generosity of individuals, businesses, funding organisations, trusts and foundations to help us provide these vital creative opportunities and provoke imaginative responses which bring positive change to our community.

Your support, at any level, can help art and culture in the East of England to thrive and inspire us all to find creative solutions which address the challenges faced by society today.

Help Keep Firstsite Fantastic Fun and Free

Your donation can help us keep our exhibitions free for everyone and support the local community, using art and imagination to bring about positive change.

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How Your Support Helps

However you support us, you can help us continue to keep the gallery free and accessible to all and nurture the creativity of East Anglia – helping to support and unlock potential through creativity and imagination.

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Firstsite Collectors' Group

The Firstsite Collectors’ Group supports the Firstsite exhibition programme and events to ensure visual art and creativity continues to flourish in Colchester, Essex and East Anglia.  Find out more about the Group and how to join.

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Volunteer

Our many fantastic volunteers help Firstsite to run smoothly, and bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to our organisation. We offer opportunities for our volunteers to support our front of house, exhibitions, events and learning activities, much more!

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Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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