Arts Derbyshire


Glossop Creates… a programme of activities to support your year ahead!

Grab yourself a brew and help us (and you!!) make Glossop a more successful place to develop your business or creative practice, provide our local communities and visitors with enviable experiences and inform local regeneration.

This is your chance to let us know how we can, together, support Glossop’s Creative Industry sector. To be as inclusive as possible, we welcome feedback from all creative practitioners and businesses within a 5-mile radius of Glossop High Street.

All we need is 20 minutes of your precious time to complete our survey and in return, we’ll give you our heartfelt thanks and share the analysis to support your goals.


Click here to complete our 2023 survey!

Creative Drop-In sessions at Glossop Library

Glossop Creates will be hosting monthly drop-in sessions at Glossop Library for creative people and businesses in our town.

These monthly creative surgeries will take place between 10am – 3pm on the second Monday of each month. The first session will take place on Monday the 9th of January 2023. Either turn up at any time, or email us at and let us know when you’re dropping by!

These are a chance for you to drop in and share your creative ideas, questions, proposals, and practice with us. Introduce yourself, have a chat and find out how Glossop Creates and our networks might support you!

For more information on our Monday Drop-in sessions, click here.

Creative Network Evening call for speakers!

The next Glossop Creates Creative Network Meeting will take place in February – keep an eye on your inboxes next week for your invite!

Our Creative Network Meeting provide a platform for you, the Glossop Creates team and friends, to update the community about the latest news and views from all aspects of the town’s independent and creative community, providing a space for people and businesses to talk, collaborate and share ideas.

We want the focus of our February Network Meeting to be on you and what you are making and creating in Glossop! We invite you to share your work, for a show and tell of the creativity in our town. We want to see what you’re making, hear about your success stories from 2022 and your plans for the year ahead. This could be a painting, a poem, a song or a dance!

If you’d like to share your work or exciting news, please get in touch with us at  There will also be space for short, acoustic music performances, if you’d like to perform please let us know!


Creative Funding and Support
Arts Council Funding: Developing Your Creative Practice

Round 16 of Arts Council England  Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) is open to Individual cultural and creative practitioners. The fund provides grant support of between £2,000 – £10,000 for creative practitioners to take time to focus on their development.

Applications close at midday on 17 January 2023 with decisions announced by 28 March 2023.  More information on DYCP grants can be found here.

Other links for creative support and funding:
Arts Derbyshire
CVAN East Midlands
Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

For an extended list of funding links, support and networks click here.

Pairing with the Longdendale Trail: Community Call Out

We are pleased to announce the first Pairings residency of 2023! Award-winning radio journalist, podcast presenter and aural storyteller Clare Savory have been paired with the Peak District National Park. Clare’s residency will explore the Longdendale Trail; celebrating nature on our very doorstep, its distinctive characteristics, heritage and communities.

We would like you, the public, to share any photos or stories that you may have about the Longdendale reservoirs.

Clare would like to receive: Photos of day trips on the train to Woodhead when you were kids, wildlife photos you’ve taken, stories from people who used to go to Woodhead Chapel or those who have worked on the railways, poetry or music that’s been written about the reservoirs… Anything goes! Clare may wish to contact you regarding the content submitted, to delve deeper into the history of the reservoirs and our local histories.

To submit your photos, writing, sound or music please email any relevant documentation to Clare Savory:

What’s on in and around Glossop

12/01 –Glossop Record Club – January 2023: Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
4/02 – Learn to Draw with your Sewing Machine: A Free-Motion Embroidery Workshop

Drumming Circle
The Actor Academy
Kundalini Yoga Class
KIN.DER – Screen Printing & Risograph workshops
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