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CAT Annual Audition – Sunday 20 September

Due to the current situation and in response to government guidelines regarding COVID 19 our May 2020 audition was postponed until September 2020 and therefore new starters will have a phased entry onto the scheme in Autumn 2020. We are delighted to be planning to welcome our programmes back into the building from September and to be able to host our annual audition face to face. We are making all the preparations to ensure we are working safely and following advice from Public Health England.

52 WEEKS FESTIVAL – Project Update – JUNE 2020

In January we received a grant from ACE for research & development for the 52 WEEKS FESTIVAL, the current crisis has thrown up new challenges but we have detailed below our progress to date. We hope the prospect of the 52 WEEKS FESTIVAL in 2022/2023 will be a source of optimism for everyone involved in arts & culture in Derbyshire. We value your feedback please send comments to Sharon Brown at

Black Shale Community Commission - will you apply?

Hello all!

We have some exciting news - we are able to offer 3 small (£750) commissions to artists, creatives and practitioners in Amber Valley and Bolsover exploring the theme of connectivity.

The Black Shale cultural education partnerships exists to address inequality of access to high quality arts and cultural education experienced by many primary and very young children in the districts. We do this by joining up artists, educators and community partners to co-design and codeliver excellent artistic experiences and participatory arts opportunities.

Arts Derbyshire News - Matinée newsflash

Matinée Outreach

Matinée is a Derbyshire based scheme that initially focused on providing dementia friendly film events in village halls and community venues across the county to provide opportunities to access cultural events for those people living with dementia and their friends, family and carers.  Matinée is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Arts Derbyshire, Derbyshire County Council and supported by the Alzheimer’s Society.

DCG Accredited To matrix Standard

Derby College Group (DCG) has been re-accredited to the matrix Standard - demonstrating the high quality of the information, advice and guidance (IAG) to support students in their career, learning, work or life goals.

Hubbub Extends Festival Invitation To Local Communities And Appeals For Support

Hubbub, the pioneering Derby-based integrated theatre company, is expanding its  established virtual programme to the wider community with a Summer Festival to ensure more people stay connected and overcome feelings of anxiety and depression in these uncertain times.

Hubbub is an ensemble of learning disabled and non-disabled performers who are recognised as leading the way in the region by creating engaging and accessible physical theatre, using movement and original music to tell human stories.


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