Wirksworth Festival

Fantastic Funding News We are delighted that our bid to the Arts Council was successful and that we have secured funding until March 2015. The Arts Council have shown great confidence in the Festival and the award recognises the great progress made over recent years and secures an exciting future ahead. The funding awarded is slightly less than we hoped for and in real terms is less than our previous funding from ACE, so budgets will be tight. We do however have plans in place to grow and diversify our income, to try and reduce the reliance on ACE funding in future.

Trails Weekend 2011 Plans are going well for this years festival. Over 350 visual artists have applied for the Trails Weekend and Curated Programme. Selection is almost complete and artists will be informed of decisions in the next couple of weeks.

Festival Fringe An exciting edition to this years Festival will be the setting up of a Performance Fringe. This will increase opportunities for local performers and producers to put on events as well as encouraging new and exciting work to be brought to town. Registrations for the Fringe will open on May 17th. Community Celebration – 25 September If you enjoyed last year’s procession and Festival Finale in the churchyard – now’s the time to join in planning for this year. We’ve got some great ideas but nothing’s finalised.

www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk tel: 01629 824003