The Derbyshire grassroots music, comedy and arts organisation is aiming to raise £250k to significantly support the arts scene in the county and ensure its future is bolstered by a strong and thriving wealth of home-grown talent, with substance.
The city centre base will operate as an office, gallery, performance space, shop and education/workshop facility and will provide a radio-podcast station which, like a number of other essential support blocks for artists, is currently lacking in the city.
Working with businesses, educational institutions and public/private funding bodies, the money raised will enable outreach performance stages at a number of national music and comedy festivals, develop a network of like-minded national venues and organisations and provide a platform for artists to perform, develop and be celebrated.
Matt McGuinness, Creative Director, said “It’s all about the parochial. For too long the grassroots, where future talent and good mental health come from, have been ignored. It’s time to invest in the people of the city, rather than just the things.”
A performance stage at Edinburgh 2019 will be just one of the destinations as the artists of Derbyshire secure their rightly-deserved place on the national stage.
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