About ProArts+

ProArts+, Keith Arrowsmith, + Nexa Law

Many organisations seeking support have to make a choice between expensive traditional law firms or consultancy practices. Keith Arrowsmith was one of the first lawyers who used new regulated structures to join up those business models, to get the best of both worlds. Keith has now set up his own company to give his clients even more choice. Now you can decide to access one of our online training packages,  ask for a quote for our consultancy services, or seek legal advice using our relationship with Nexa Law, which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

With offices in London and Sheffield, and using the latest in online technology, we can provide you with prompt and efficient guidance and advice from specialists in the sector.

We are a member of the Charity Law Association.

We'll work with you

We know about about change, and the pressures facing the sector.  We offer a flexible, collaborative service,  all with the reassurance of professional Codes of Conduct and professional indemnity insurance.

Accessible

We deliver services online and in person, taking account of your specific requirements. We draft EDI policies, but we also follow our own, without exception. We understand the challenges facing organisations, and we'll do what we can to provide our services in a transparent, easy to understand way.

Responsible 

We think carefully about the resources we use to deliver our services, including buying renewable energy and using public transport. We recycle what we can, and encourage our clients to include climate clauses in their contracts and agreements. We also do what we can to support our teamwork in ways that support their home lives. We don't spend time on social media platforms, and spend time away from our desks - often taking part in our client's activities.

Keith Arrowsmith, Managing Director

Founder and managing partner, Keith is the driving force behind the company, and a long time passionate advocate for the arts. Keith qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and has since then been helping charities and other organisations in the cultural, creative, heritage, and educational sectors.

He started this company in 2024, having worked in high street and regional law firms. He provides guidance and assistance on governance, intellectual property, business law, contracts, website regulations and charity law. He also contributes to workshops, planning days, talks, written reports and provides other bespoke guidance.

Keith is a Governance Associate for the Clore Leadership Programme. He is one of the lead authors of the sector endorsed handbook, Governance in the Arts and Museums for Cultural Organisations and helped set up the Cultural Governance Alliance. In addition, he is a member of the Charity Law Association.

Keith has been recommended in the independent publications, Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. He was awarded a LLM for his research with Sheffield Hallam University relating to the use of Charity Governance Codes, and is now a postgraduate researcher at Liverpool University’s Charity Law and Policy Unit. For fun, Keith is a theatre director, producer and audience member.

Keith was played by actor Joel Fry in the recently-released Netflix film, Bank of Dave.


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