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The latest news from producers, makers, venues and events organisers from around Derby and Derbyshire. If you have news to add to this page, then email us to let us know about it:

New Changing Places facility for McArthur Glen

With the holiday season approaching many of us will be thinking about what to do over the long Summer break. People who need changing facilities when they are out, their families, friends and carers, have the added difficulty of being limited by the provision of a suitable place to change.

New Chair Sought for the LEVEL Centre

LEVEL creates, promotes and celebrates the art that ‘difference’ makes.

LEVEL Centre Ltd has undergone a period of considerable change, culminating in a rebrand from First Movement to LEVEL and the appointment of a forward-­‐thinking new
creative Director to lead the organisation forward. As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, LEVEL benefits from the support of individuals and organisations adding to the voice of an exciting, creative and ambitious organisation.

Artists International Development Fund (England)

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England's Artists International Development Fund is 5pm on the 26th October 2016. This funding stream is for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden their horizons and open their work to other perspectives.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust Investment Programme opens for applications (England)

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has announced the next funding round of Coalfields Community Investment Programme will re-open for applications on the 18th July 2016. The Coalfields Community Investment Programme make grants of up to £10,000 (£5,000 for capital costs to community groups that:

    Help people gain the skills they need in order to increase their opportunities
    Increase the number of people in work
    That improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups.

Wingate Foundation Music Grants Programme (UK)

The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Music Grants programme is open to applications. The Music Grants programme supports those areas of music performance and education which do not readily attract backing from commercial sponsors or other funding bodies, or which are not eligible for public funding. Priority will be given to those organisations which give opportunities to young professionals and to education projects for young people as well as for new adult audiences.

Funding for Music Creators (UK)

The Performing Rights Society (PRS) for Music Foundation, the UK's leading funder of new music across all genres, has announced that the next application deadline for its funding programme for organisations and music creators is the 3rd October 2016.

Women Make Music Grant Scheme (UK)

The next applications deadline for the Performing Right Society's (PRS) Women Make Music grant scheme is 6pm on the 3rd October 2016. Through the grant scheme, financial support of up to £5000 is available to women musicians to create new music in any genre. This can range from:


Grants are available for projects:

Carsington & Hopton Welcome All to Their Traditional Village Fete on Saturday 16th July from 2.00pm

St. Margaret’s Church and CARE are once again celebrating summer with their traditional Fete held on Carsington Village Green on Saturday 16th July from 2.00pm through to the evening.

The day is jam packed with stalls including a tombola, tuck shop, plant stall, splat-the rat, coconut shy and face painting to name a few. Teas and coffees will be served in St. Margaret’s Church with a delicious selection of cakes available to eat and take away. A licensed bar and BBQ are also available on the Green.

East Midlands Creative Practitioners Survey

A research team at the University of Leicester has created the East Midlands Creative Practitioners Survey. Previous research, conducted in 2014 with Attenborough Arts Centre and The Mighty Creatives (Arts Council England’s bridge organisation for the East Midlands), suggested that regional arts organisations are adapting to austerity measures but the challenges faced by freelance arts and cultural workers are being overlooked. (Read the report at or case studies from the project at