Aims & ethos

Wirksworth Festival is a leading regional arts festival, where audiences can engage with and enjoy an ambitious and accessible programme of events in a unique and inspiring setting.

The Festival showcases the excellence and diversity of Wirksworth’s artistic community. We celebrate the town and its surroundings often by exploring and taking a site-responsive approach to its unique character and situation.

Aims & ethos

We provide an important platform for the work of young, new and emerging artists alongside the work of nationally and internationally renowned artists.

We aim to reach and create new audiences for outstanding and stimulating contemporary visual art and performance and encourage opportunities for participation and critical debate.

The Festival makes a positive contribution to the community and economy of the area and is a key player in the artistic and cultural life of the region.