corridor arts is an artist led group working in the amber valley. the core team have their own practices with a diverse range techniques and ideas.

ongoing projects are a forest school project, the peer 2 peer series of meetings and an online 1:1 mentoring service for artists,creatives and makers.

with support from the derbyshire community foundation one member of the core group trained and qualified as a forest school leader. a second core team member is currently training to be a forest school leader through funding secured by and support from the derbyshire county council environmental studies services department.

in may 2015 the group produced an art walk in belper parks.

a well dressing placed on grass

early years

corridor arts ran the belper art trail in partnership with the belper food and real ale fair between 2011 and 2013. the trail placed contemporary art in non food and drink related retail outlets. in three years the trail grew from 5 venues to over 15 including the library and belper’s north mill. in 2014 the group decided to have a year off from organising the trail to concentrate on developing the group.

within the art trail the group took part in the belper well dressings and organised the murmation project, a rolling participatory project which featured in the participatory arts magazine mailout

a painting by paul hirst


the first project by corridor arts was an exhibition of paintings by artist alice kell in an empty shop in derby.

christine then ran her abandond projects project in the strutts centre in belper and the group began to explore possibilities in the belper area and beyond. some smaller projects spun off from the abandoned projects project.

it was chris who decided that the belper food festival had space to mount a trail of art work to extend the cultural offering of the event and thus the belper art trail was conceived.


corridor arts acknowledge the financial support of the Derbyshire Community Foundation for the setting up of the Peer to Peer meetings.

Derbyshire Community Foundation

corridor arts received a go and see bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company to help with the research for here and there : an art walk in belper parks.

the artist information company

Corridor Arts acknowledge the Derbyshire Community Foundation for funds received towards the training of Christine Thomas as a Forest School Leader.

derbyshire community foundation logo





belper town council


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