Arts development

We support a wide range of arts opportunities for local people of all ages, in all sorts of areas, including writing, dance, visual arts, drama, music, participatory arts, and crafts. We also provide a range of grant support.


For further details, contact the Arts Team.

Contact local arts or leisure development officers at the district, borough and city councils.

Arts Derbyshire (opens in a new window) is the forum for joint working on arts development between arts organisations and local authorities in Derbyshire, to drive the development of arts across the county.

Our many projects include the artsderbyshire website (opens in a new window), creative industries development, artist marketing grants, arts and health work, dance development, Live and Local and Festivity.

For more information about any of these see the projects (opens in a new window) section of artsderbyshire.

artsderbyshire (opens in a new window) is the hub for arts activities and news across Derbyshire and Derby City, including a directory of Derbyshire artists and arts organisations, What's On and Artist newsletters, opportunities, activities, festivals, links, advice and resources.