Sunday, December 3, 2023

Belper Arts Trail 2017 Invites Creatives

A callout has been made for creatives to join next years Belper Arts Trail.

Sunday 30th April and Bank Holiday Monday 1st May will see the return of the highly successful ‘Belper Arts Trail’. They are now accepting applications from creatives of all media and are urging them to get their applications in whilst spaces are still available.

Part of the wider, month long Belper Arts Festival 2017, the Arts Trail will feature artists and makers displaying and selling their work in shops, cafes, community halls, churches and houses.

The Trail promises to be a great opportunity to showcase work at one of Belper’s most popular events with visitor numbers reaching well over 3,000 throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

Exhibitors in the past have included painters, printmakers, textile artists, photographers, ceramicists, glass artists and jewellery makers.

The Arts Trail is an artist led initiative which aims for artists to exhibit and promote their work.

It began in 2014 when two artists wanted to help strengthen the local artistic community and to find interesting and creative solutions to the lack of dedicated space in Belper for artists to exhibit. Since then the Trail has grown each year and is a great opportunity to meet the artists and buy direct from them at affordable prices.

Belper Arts Festival 2017 is set to be the biggest yet as it incorporates theatre, art, music, dance, comedy, literature, photography and film. The  fifth Festival will run from 29 April to 29 May.

Speaking about the 2017 Arts festival; Chair, George Gunby said: “We’ve never had so many events confirmed this early. There’s more in the pipeline and by the deadline of 31 January I’m sure we’ll have the best programme yet. As usual, we are looking for sponsors and advertisers to help us deliver the Festival. Volunteers will be made very welcome.”

To apply for the trail go on to their website and download the application form or email the organisers at to express your interest and they can send you the application form.

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