Arts Derbyshire


Artist Call Out: ‘Our Street’ Buxton

Celebrating Buxton’s past, present and future. Bringing communities together through art and culture. 

We need creative people, writers, photographers, artists, musicians, artisans,  wonder-makers …  

As part of a two-year programme, we are looking to commission cultural activities that bring people together in and around Buxton’s Spring Gardens. 

‘Our Street’ is part of Buxton’s High Street Heritage Action Zone project. We want you to help us celebrate the heritage of the area, have fun and create lasting memories for participants and audiences, locals and visitors, young and old. 

Inclusivity, accessibility and sustainability will be at the heart of all we do. Throughout the length of the project, we’ll have representatives of our Youth Board engaged in the planning and production process. Buxton has a vibrant cultural life, deep history and plenty of personalities. Our events should embrace this, connecting people and place, so that we see where we’ve come from, where we are and where we are going. We invite you to get in touch, join in and become part of the story. 

The brief 

This is an opportunity for artists to let their imaginations run riot. Submissions can be for micro-workshops engaging small groups of people, large-scale artworks and everything in between. Who knows? Maybe we’ll start some new traditions? 

What we provide 

We have secured funding to support up to 10 projects over the course of the next two years, with budgets ranging from £200 to £2,000. 

Our project coordinator, Gemma, will support you throughout your work. All activity will be included on our social media platforms and website and on Historic  England’s HSHAZ pages.

Who can apply 

This call is open to all practitioners, working at any level, operating in and around Buxton. 

If you are under 18 years old you can still take part through the Youth Board, where you may be eligible for a mentor and support to realise your ideas. 

Open to all 

‘Our Street’ is committed to equality and diversity in all opportunities provided. We encourage submissions from artists of all backgrounds, ages, genders, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and from those who identify as having a disability or consider themselves neurodiverse. 

Get in touch!  

For an application form/chat email 

Further reading 

Historic England


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