Arts Derbyshire


Image credit: Melbourne Festival
Image Credit: Melbourne Festival

Our vision is for a vibrant, connected and resilient arts ecology
that enriches the lives of people in Derbyshire.

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to provide strategic direction for arts development in Derbyshire, building on the unique creative, cultural, natural and heritage assets of our county.

  • We seek to build an organisation that strengthens Derbyshire’s culture through the help of its arts community.
  • We want to establish an open space for creative people and cultural communities to bring forward their innovative and diverse forms of expression.



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Our Values

FIVE core values underpin our work:

1. We are Accessible:

We are people-focused, open and inclusive in our approach.

2. We are Ambitious:

We think big and set high standards of quality in everything that we do.

3. We are Collaborative:

We believe in the power of networks, partnerships and working together.

4. We are Creative:

We seek new and imaginative solutions to arts development.

5. We are Responsive:

We listen to the needs of our communities, are flexible, agile and relevant.



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