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.

Untold Stories

Throughout the planning, implementation and evaluation of our Untold Stories project we have learnt how powerful sharing lived experiences can be and how creative activities are an ideal catalyst for this. Our Untold Stories project is helping to build bridges and strengthen relationships through greater understanding of life experiences, and is using art in a […]

Number Narratives

Would you like to feel more confident when using maths in your everyday life? Would you like to develop your skills and feel more work ready? Our Number Narratives workshops are weekly creative workshops that will support learners to understand and use maths in daily life. Improve your maths skills by using creativity to explore themes […]

Pottery Classes with Kathryn Borg

Artcore is hosting pottery workshops with Kathryn Borg. The workshops run every Saturday (1pm-3pm), starting from 1st October 2022 for a duration of six weeks. Participants will learn pot building skills and will have the opportunity to create their very own collection of ceramic ware. The cost of the workshop is £150 or £25 per session. […]

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 […]

The Art of Healing

Join our FREE creative sessions This workshop supports adults from diverse communities to make positive connections in a creative and engaging way. Learn and develop new skills, whilst experiencing art in fun and relaxed environment. The sessions are suitable for complete beginners. Venue: ARTCORE, 3 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT

Table Talk – ESOL – Learning English Creatively

Come Together to learn about food, culture, languages from around the world & the stories associated with them at Artcore! Join us as we practice the use of English in a fun and creative way. Venue: Artcore, Charnwood Street, Derby Time: Every Monday from 11-1pm Cost: FREE

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 […]