Bas-Arts-Index is a home for Basildon’s creatives to connect and collaborate.

Our mission
We are Basildons first interdisciplinary, artist-led directory/network. Our mission is to provide an online space for Basildons creative individuals, groups and organisations, born, living, working in or making work about the Basildon Borough. We hope to connect local creatives which in turn will generate activity, collaboration and to help support a cohesive local arts ecology.

Basildon as the borough currently includes: Basildon, Laindon, Langdon Hills, Pitsea, Vange, Billericay and Wickford.

Our values are:

  • Collaborative: we believe in building a connected creative community across the borough, which starts with knowing who is out there, how to view their work and how to make contact. We hope to facilitate peer to peer support which is built on mutual aid and care.

  • Interdisciplinary: we believe in the value of bringing together creatives working in all disciplines together at different points of their career.

  • Artist-led: Bas-Arts-Index is run by its members, for its members, with a no pressure ethos. You can be listed on the website and receive the newsletter, or if you want to attend events, that's cool, or if you wish to be more actively involved in the running of the Index in a core group, thats great, but no pressure. Each level of engagement is valid and it is about what works best for you.

Working Group
Bas-Arts-Index current working group is made up of 6 index members including, Ben Stewart, Tony Marriage, Laura Whiting, Aaron Shrimpton, Maxine Newell and Shaun Badham.
If you are interested in being part of the working group please email.

What we do
Our activities aim to offer creative development, discussion and to facilitate collaboration. Past activities includes Socials, Crits, Film Club and a Playlist Project. For more info please click here. 


Bas-Arts-Index  is open to creative individuals, groups, orgs, born, living, working in or making work about the Basildon Borough. We are interested in creatives working in all disciplines and levels of professional experience.
To become a member click here

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