Arts Derbyshire incorporated as a charity during 2019 to safeguard a valuable resource for the local community. The Arts Derbyshire Board of Trustees comprises members who are active in the arts scene in the county, each bringing their own particular skills and experience to create a strong management team for the organisation.
The first mission the team undertook was to rebuild the old website that had been out of action for a very long time. The website has always been a valuable resource for people and small businesses working in the arts sector in Derbyshire, offering free marketing support to help them promote their work, their events and their services. It is also a central place for members of the public to find out what’s on in the arts scene in Derbyshire.
We love the new design of our website and are excited to reveal this fresh new look, with lots of features that allow artists, arts organisations and venues in Derbyshire to create free listings to advertise what they do, with lots of opportunities to link back to their own websites and social channels to allow people to find out more.
Debi Hedderwick, Chair of the Board for Arts Derbyshire says of the launch, “In taking on this website project we realised we had much to do, but we felt it was a priority to revive this important resource for the arts and creative industry sectors in Derbyshire. As we leave what we hope will be the final lockdown in the UK, members of the public are keen to find out what’s on and where in the county, and this website serves that need perfectly.“
“We are looking forward to inviting old members back to the website, and welcoming on board lots of new businesses to sign up for one of our free directory listings. This is an exciting time for us, and the timing is perfect as the UK slowly rebuilds itself after a very rocky period caused by COVID-19.”
Arts Derbyshire promotes all kinds of artistic events, artists and creative practitioners to help members of the public engage with the arts in the county. As a centralised resource, Arts Derbyshire is the best place for all things creative in the county. Members of the public can find out how they can take part in arts activities and attend events taking place around the county, and find out about the artists and arts organisations that make them happen.
If you’d like to register with us Derbyshire for a free directory listing, then click here to apply. When you have submitted your application, the website editor will review this and approve it. Once approved, you will be able to sign into your profile and set up your directory listing.
If you would like to add your arts events to the what’s on directory listings, you will need to sign up for a profile by clicking here to register for a profile. Once you application is approved you can add your events to the website.
We welcome all forms of arts and creative industries sector businesses to join us. The creative industries are a broad group encompassing businesses and sole traders of all types from fine artists, musicians and performers, to designers, consultants and venues. We welcome businesses that are based in Derbyshire, or carry out a significant proportion of their work in the county.
If you are thinking of signing up and want to know more, we’ve also written a frequently asked questions page that helps answer your questions.
We hope you love our new website as much as we do. Please share the news with anyone you know who works in the creative industries in the county. You can join us in the conversation on our social media platforms too, so hop over to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Find out what’s on with the Arts Derbyshire newsletter.