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.



Prompt Payment Code

Here at Arts Derbyshire we are dedicated to ethical payment practices. To show our commitment, we have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code, a code of conduct setting the standard for payment practices between organisations and their suppliers.

Prompt Payment Code


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