Wirksworth Festival is a registered charity organised and run by a small team of part-time staff and volunteers. As we don’t receive any major external funding we rely on support from Wirksworth Town Council, local businesses, small grants, in-kind support and your donations. We also receive support through the Festival’s membership scheme.

No matter how large or small, donations are always very gratefully received and help us to deliver one of the UK’s leading rural arts festivals – bringing superb contemporary visual and performing arts to the region, supporting up and coming talent, plus engaging and encouraging participation with local people.

Donations can help in lots of ways, here are just some examples:

£10 could help us host events to engage with the local community

£50 could help fund an artist to deliver school workshops in preparation for our Community Celebration

£100 would cover the cost of the Gerry Vaughan Award prize money for a sixth form art student, helping them with the next phase of their journey as an artist

£500 would go a very long way in helping us to deliver our top quality contemporary arts festival


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