Derbyshire Open Arts 2021 ONLINE Campaign

Our exciting programme for 2021 is still being developed and will include:

Regramming and reposting DoArts members posts continues. Remember to add #doartslockdown

Videos via our new YouTube channel

Online help for artists to produce their own video media content

Online Artist Interviews

Online networking

Encouraging young and emerging artists to get involved

Details of any activities and events will be published on the website and emailed to you by newsletter. If you would like to get the newsletter let us know at [email protected]

AGM 24th September 2020

Derbyshire Open Arts have held their first ever virtual AGM on Zoom on 24th September 2020.

The members who attended had the opportunity to share their views and ideas, and we had a good discussion clarifying the unprecedented conditions that eventually led to the cancellation of the event.

A full set of documents were sent to all members on 26th September, so look out for your copy of this email.

As usual we elected a new committee with some new faces and some old ones…

Jennie Merriman is valiantly continuing as Chair for the coming year;

Nigel Winter continues in post as the Treasurer;

Olinda Everett takes over Ann Robson’s role as Secretary and continues to care for Mailchimp;

Adrian Holt stays on as liaison with the north of the county

Andrea Joseph and Tracey Coverly are still integrating the Social Media subcommittee

They have been joined by Charlotte Collins of “No Jobs in the Arts” - she has a special interest in the participation of young people;

Cass Rawlings continues as Minuting Secretary

Pete Singer has been elected this year for the first time. Working on the Website subcommittee;

Our heartfelt thanks to Ann Robson who has in the last 4 years had such a heavy load on the committee; She is still with us but taking a lighter role this year.

And of course our utmost appreciation to all who have volunteered to serve this year when, once again, some challenges will have to be overcome and new horizons explored.

Plenty of time to view on line.

You can still visit and enjoy seeing all the work of the 2020 artists on the website without having to make those difficult choices of which to fit into one jam-packed week-end.




Attention Emerging And Young Artists!

This year we are teaming up with No Jobs in the Arts; a creative platform promoting emerging artists from Derbyshire and the East Midlands.

NJITA are looking to interview emerging artists taking part in the 2020 DoArts event, post artist features on their social media platforms, create an emerging artist's trail map and possibly create a printed publication of work by DoArts emerging artists.

So, if you're a young or emerging practitoner who has applied to to take part in in Derbyshire Open Arts 2020 and would like to be considered for any of these opportunities, register your interest by contacting  [email protected]


Details coming soon for the 2020 event

Latest venues with spaces for artists now added

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

6 spaces at a big venue in the South of the county - Egginton, Contact: [email protected]

A garden for 3D work at Peak Potters, Whaley Bridge. Contact: [email protected]

Upstairs rooms for 2 artists at Little Fika Cafe, Whaley Bridge. Contact: [email protected]

Pitch Blue Creative, Wirksworth. Contact: [email protected]  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, [email protected]

2 spaces at the URC Hall, Holymoorside, Chesterfield. Contact; [email protected]

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

Garden space - bring own gazebo if needed - Matlock. Contact: [email protected]



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 [email protected]