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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:

Call Out For 4 Remote Research Residencies for artists across the UK

Remote Research Residency is an opportunity for artists to carve out time and space to think, research, talk, reflect, listen and be heard. Whilst Dance4 is not able to open iC4C to travelling visitors at present, we are able to support artists and their practice in other ways. We are offering 4 independent dance artists from the UK the opportunity to be in remote residence from your own home or at a space near to you, with financial support of £1000 towards time and creative process.

Reopening the Barn... one week on...


Thank you for your continued support of the Barn

It's been one week since we officially reopened to the public - it has been wonderful to catch up with both new and returning customers after such a long time. We'd like to thank you all for your continued support of the Barn, and hope you'll continue to share the word of us being back open with your friends and family. 


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.