Arts in East Herts

Arts in East Herts, an exciting new initiative to boost participation in the arts and cultural activities, will take place through September and October 2024. It is hoped that Arts in East Herts will become an annual event.

Over this time, individual artists and crafts people as well as arts organisations will showcase the rich artistic and cultural tapestry of East Herts through exhibitions, performances and workshops, delivered under the Arts in East Herts umbrella. 

East Herts Council is inviting individuals and arts organisations - from the visual and performing arts and artisan crafts through to galleries, museums and heritage sites – to register to take part. As part of this process, they will be able to apply for financial support of up to £1,000 to help fund either a one-off event or a series of taster sessions, performances or other activities.

The deadline for submitting an application is midnight on Monday 29 April 2024.

Sign up for the showcase and apply for funding using our online form

Find out more about the council’s cultural strategy which aims to encourage greater inclusivity and participation on our cultural strategy page.

The funding for Arts in East Herts is being provided by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund which is part of the government’s levelling up agenda.  

The priorities for the projects to be delivered are: 

  • Provide interactive activities where people can get actively involved
  • Actively encourage new people to get involved in arts and cultural activities
  • Provide activities on more than one occasion during the Showcase Event
  • Offer at least some activities at no cost to participants
  • Enable young people to be directly involved
  • Provide a route for people to remain involved in your activity or project after the Showcase Event 

Alongside delivering East Herts Cultural Strategy priorities the project will need to achieve the UKSPF outputs and outcomes listed below:

  • Increased footfall 
  • Increased visitor numbers 
  • Improved engagement numbers 
  • Number of community-led arts, cultural, heritage and creative programmes as a result of support 
  • Improved perception of events 
  • Increased number of web searches for a place 
  • Volunteering numbers as a result of support 
  • Number of new or improved community facilities as a result of support 
  • Number of people reached