22 September 2020

The secret’s out

Two dates, two locations, a bunch of flamingos and an 80’s loving aerobics instructor. What have we been up to?  We’re pleased to say, we […]

15 May 2020

First-rate line up for Remote Access announced

We’re chuffed to pieces to be able to announce five new commissions that form the rest of our Remote Access programme for Go the Distance. […]

7 May 2020

Hundreds of creative resource packs sent to homes

Time capsules, colouring books, puppets, isolation selfie-frames and a thank you letter to key workers are just some of the things winding their way to […]

17 April 2020

Call for artists to digitally inspire

You can apply for up to £3500 as part of our commissions for Remote Access – a series of artist projects that provide a bit […]

17 April 2020

First Art launches Go the Distance

Today we launch our super-duper long-distance Festival, Go the Distance, across communities in Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and North East Derbyshire. Needing to find an alternative […]

18 March 2020

COVID-19 – Statement from First Art

Following official government advice issued on Monday 16 March asking people to avoid public spaces and offices, we are officially suspending all face-to-face meetings and […]

16 March 2020

Bossing It event called off

In light of the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone the Bossing It event due to take […]

5 March 2020

ACE Chair visits First Art

The First Art team welcomed Sir Nick Serota, Chair of Arts Council England, on Monday to chat with him about the work we’ve been getting […]

25 February 2020

Leaps and bounds in South Normanton

The second South Normanton Social took place last night, with another great turn out. We had some really useful discussions about the assets in the […]