Belper Arts Trail

Artist Call Out for the 2018 trail is now open

Let's fill this town with artists

The 5th Belper Arts Trail will take place next year on Sunday 6th May and Bank Holiday Monday 7th May.

It will be focused again around the centre of Belper involving community centres, shops, businesses, pubs and churches.

The 2017 Trail was an amazing success with over 140 artists in 55 different venues and we estimate over 3000 visitors came to the town.

The Children’s Trail with the return of Captain Dan the Pirate, based in The Ritz Bingo Hall, was an enormous success; there was an excellent variety of things for the family and both music venues were very successful.

Next year we would like you to celebrate our 5th anniversary with us.

What we are looking for…

Artists in Venues

You will be placed in a venue which we will be determined by us during February/March.

This may be a singleton venue or a venue with multiple artists.
We take many factors into account when placing you and we also want the trail to stay vibrant so we would look to move people around the trail year-on-year.

Window Displays

In 2017 we had ten window displays and this proved to be very popular.
We would like to continue this offer in 2018 and would like to invite applications from artists who would like to have a window display.

This could be an artist who does not want to be present for some reason or it can be an artist who will already be present in another venue.


We are always looking to create a number of installations throughout Belper in the build up to the Trail, or just during the trail, and we would be interested in any proposition an artist may make.

If you have an idea for an installation please get in touch to discuss.

Application Process

Due to the ever increasing number of people wanting to take part in the trail we are going to have to undertake an informal selection process.

In order to apply please could you:

• Complete the application form
• Submit 4-6 images of your work as .jpg files
• If successful, you will be asked to pay the fee by 31st January 2018

It was estimated that well over 3,000 people visited the arts trail this year, making it one of the most popular trails in the Midlands.

Belper Arts Trail Call Out 2018

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