Artcore plays an important role in the community. Our services are accessible to people from diverse backgrounds and culture, and of all ages and abilities. We believe in the power of art to build relationships in the community and aid social cohesion. Engaging people from every part of the society, developing a harmonious and cordial relationship amongst them through art and its activities result into a happy community for which we strive for at Artcore.

Our services are easily accessible for a wide range of people. All our projects and workshops aim at bringing different groups of participants together to break down barriers and develop shared understanding; this enables people to explore their creative side which helps to create a society that is fairer, more caring and more inclusive. Projects round the year have been very well received and engaging by the local communities. The Invisible Boundaries project explored, recorded and offered activities that focused on the wonderful heritage and celebrating 175 years to the Arboretum Park, highlighting the heritage of cultural change around the Arboretum along with an underlying theme of being good neighbours, and of giving back to the community. It also engaged sculptors and communities through the medium of Sculpture making. There have been residencies, talks, presentations, community participation activities round the year.

Art For Life

Art For Life are a creative art workshops every Wednesday afternoons 1:15-3:15pm open to all ages of people including those with health problems and learning difficulties. These sessions are engaging, exploring a variety of art mediums to spark expression whilst encouraging socializing and learning of new skills. Our group sessions are 2 hours, £10 for […]

Keep Walking!

Walk, walk, walk!  The popular KEEP WALKING classes are running on Thursdays at Artcore, led by the lovely Shailesh & Sunita who are encouraging us all to get more steps in! These really fun sessions aim to improve your health & wellbeing whilst being easy and accessible. They are completely free and suitable for all […]

Safe Space

The Rough Sleeper Arts Programme works with Safe Space; The Rough Sleeper Initiative  (RSI)  and various cultural partners in the city. This partnership project is working with a group of rough sleepers supporting them and increase the likelihood that change will occur. The programme uses a blend of creative approaches, the offer of a “Safe […]

The Art of Healing

A project focused on recovery and new beginnings recovering from the wider impact of the COVID crisis supporting people with their mental health through a creative process. Let’s creatively share ideas, stories and build friendships. All workshops will be staffed by professional artists, staff and volunteers. Stay tuned to find out more about the varieties […]

This is not a Rehearsal

A prolific programme of creative storytelling through art and making for the people in Derbyshire who are survivors of, or are living with cancer. It is funded by the Jennifer Anne Thorpe Trust. The programme supports to express and explore participants’ stories and aspirations – engaging in a creative process. We aim to help to […]

Creative Minds

Come along to Artcore and use your creative mind to explore new artforms, meet new people and get your mind working creatively! All sessions are free, including coffee & tea refreshments.