As part of ACE commitment to developing diversity, ArtReach was commissioned to coordinate a series of new performances and exhibitions across the East Midlands.
Decibel Live was created by ArtReach as a flagship programme to provide new mainstream performance and exhibition opportunities for culturally diverse artists across the East Midlands. Five performance platforms were developed and delivered in Derby (Dance Centre), Leicester (Phoenix), Lincolnshire (South Holland Arts Cenre), Northamptonshire (The Castle) and Nottingham (Lakeside Arts). Nine exhibitions were delivered at a range of venues across the region, with 100 cultural diverse artists participating in the project. Work presented included contemporary dance, traditional dance forms, new theatre, Chinese Opera and jazz.