DART (standing for Developing Artists/Art for Rural Touring) is an initiative run by Live & Local with the objective of helping emerging (or established) companies and artists take their first steps in rural touring. Its key aims are those of identifying and nurturing new talent, developing exciting new work for rural touring audiences, and deepening audience engagement with the arts by bringing them closer to the art itself.
News from producers around Derbyshire
We're delighted to say that British Sea Power, Honeyblood, The Lovely Eggs, Dream Wife, Girl Ray and Sacred Paws are among 35 artists confirmed today for this year’s Indietracks festival.
The above artists are joined by Darren Hayma (playing ‘Breaking God’s Heart’), Even As We Speak, Haiku Salut, Onsind, The Smittens, Anna Burch, Boyracer, Night Flowers and Eureka California.
£16,772 to £17,169 subject to experience (full time / 35 hrs per week / flexi time) with supplementary payments for any additional weekend and unsociable hours worked.
Buxton has been praised by one of the country’s top orchestras for helping to inspire generations of musicians.
English Touring Opera – who will perform on March 23 in a concert for the Friends of Buxton International Festival – say they have developed a “special relationship” with the town which has become one of their favourite venues.
And they will be bringing a programme which promises musical fireworks.
''ETO's relationship with Buxton is indeed a very special one,” said the Orchestra’s General Director James Conway.
Belper Arts Festival will open on 5th May with a special concert at St. Peter's Church.
Irish soprano Margaret Keys and Guests will appear in Belper between concerts with Michael Crawford and Russell Watson. Margaret follows in the footsteps of poet Ian MacMillan and Karen England in appearing at the Belper Festival which is now in its sixth year. Most notably, the Festival saw the appearance of the Kanneh Mason family in the week when Sheku Kanneh Mason was named BBC Young Musician Of The Year.
City Arts and the Insitute of Mental Health are looking for submission of artwork inspired by mental illness, or created by artists living with mental health issues. For our 2018 open summer exhibition we are asking artist to respond to the theme “Traumascapes and Landscapes of the Interior”.
An alliance of cultural organisations from across England launches a new national body to develop and promote the role of arts and culture in supporting the country’s health and wellbeing (launch 13 March 2018).
A new service to give local people with first-hand experience of mental health conditions and those who care for them a greater voice in improving health and social care services is holding public information sessions to mark its launch and recruit local people to get involved in its work.
Computing students at Derby College have devised proposals for a mobile app that would help raise the profile of Elvaston Castle and attract more visitors.
Elvaston Castle successfully applied to be part of a community project run by graduate trainees at Rolls-Royce.
QUAD in Derby presents a new exhibition by Mark Neville, entitled ‘Battle Against Stigma’ which aims to address the stigma of mental health problems in the military. The exhibition is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival Off Year Programme.