Arts Development

The Arts Development Service supports, promotes and develops arts and cultural activity with schools, community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses providing access to a wide range of quality arts activities and programmes, including guidance and advice on funding, training and learning. The service works with the professional and voluntary arts sectors and is accessible to the general public. Arts Development covers all art forms including music, dance, drama, digital media, literature, touring theatre, events and audience development, youth music and creative learning.

Key principles of Arts Development activity:

  • Health and Wellbeing and Equality ensuring that all work and activity considers these important aspects
  • Partnership Working - providing local arts provision through financial support and by strategically nurturing and coordinating partnership working between local partners, national organisations, arts providers, local communities, schools and further and higher education
  • Advocacy & Development - Providing leadership and advocacy on arts and creative issues of relevance to its priorities to strategically influence other stakeholders and policies with a view to developing provision for the arts locally, providing opportunity, social inclusion and economic benefits
  • Direct Provision - Directly providing arts activities where there are gaps in provision that other providers or methods of working cannot fill ie - - Borders Live Touring, Performing Arts Leadership Courses, Creative Arts Business Network
  • Providing organisational, strategic and funding advice for arts and community organisations

Arts Development Address: Mary’s Mills Level Crossing Road, Selkirk, TD7 5EW
Tel: 01750 726400