ArtReach projects

Keith Waite Urban Beats Three Cities

Three Cities Create and Connect

From 2005-7 ArtReach directed and delivered a major collaborative programme of outdoor festival and carnival commissions across the East Midlands.

ArtReach was commissioned by Derby, Leicester and Nottingham City Councils to create, direct and deliver Three Cities Create and Connect, an Urban Cultural Programme funded project. ArtReach also secured £420,000 support from the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England. The programme comprised an Urban Beats project of new Festival commissions (including Classical Friction) delivered at Mela, Riverside Festival and Darley Park events; an international Carnival Residency; The Beacon Project celebrating Divali and Guy Fawkes events with an extraordinary lit spectacle; and a new film project celebrating the lives of the three cities.