Latest venues with spaces for artists now added

4 spaces are available at The Green Man Gallery, Buxton. Contact: Caroline 01298 937375

2 indoor spaces and a garden for 3D work at Peak Potters, Whaley Bridge. Contact:

6 spaces left at a big venue in the South of the county - Eggington. Contact:

Upstairs rooms for 2 artists at Little Fika Cafe, Whaley Bridge. Contact:

Pitch Blue Creative, Wirksworth. Contact:  Caroline 07736 423 352, Roz 07742 440 165

Wall space for up to 3 artists plus use of a video screen at Wirksworth Heritage Centre. Contact: Roger,

2 spaces at the URC Hall, Holymoorside, Chesterfield. Contact;

1 space at Gallery 23, New Mills. Contact:

Spaces available at Victoria Hall, Glossop in a grade two victorian building. Contact:

Garden space - bring own gazebo if needed - Matlock. Contact:



A call out for anyone who has marketing skills and may want to join us in creating our media publicity campaign for 2020. Email us

Plan your own Arts Trail

You can now plan your own artist’s trail on the Derbyshire Open Arts website. Sign in and click my trails on the top grey menu bar and plan your vist to your 'favourite' artists.

Thousands upon thousands!

Brochures are now in circulation in the thousands all over Derbyshire and beyond the borders.

Also artists have many thousands to take to events and places of their choosing.

Applications for artists to take part in the 2019 event are now closed.

Please see 'contact' if you would like information about  next year.

Still time to reply! - Networking Invitations For The Artists in the 2019 Event. Please try to come along and pick up your brochures and other essential items at the same time! We are looking forward to meeting as many artists as possible.

2019 artists are invited to The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square, Buxton, SK17 6PY on April 3rd, 7pm

- to meet and widen networks

- to share experiences of Derbyshire Open Arts

- to share hints and ideas for good practice

- to find help with social media if needed

Experience to share and/or a whizz on social media?

- we need you

A newcomer and/or would welcome advice with Instagram or Facebook?

- we want you

This is also an opportunity for the participating artists to collect orders of brochures and posters etc if it is known they are attending

So please R.S.V.P. to 



Social Media 2019

Make new contacts, discuss ideas, make suggestions, get advice from experienced DoArts participants, share your work in progress. When you have registered join our new Facebook closed group for artists and lets start talking.    

New for 2019

New for this year you can include a 30-50 second video with your application which is perfect for promoting you and your work across social media platforms.

So open a YouTube account at

or Vimeo account  at

and get going with your videos.


Our Application Process

  1. If you're a new artist to Derbyshire Open Arts, to start the application process please sign up and create an account with us, you will then receive an email allowing you to activate your account. If you've exhibited before, go to step 2.
  2. To be apart of this event, log in and fill in our application form. You'll be asked to supply information for the brochure and website, as well as general contact information for our team. You can complete the form in multiple sittings.
  3. During the application process you can choose whether you are an individual artist, student artist or group and how you'd like to pay, either by BACS, cheque or Paypal and applications are open until Wednesday January 15th 2020.