Creative People and Places Project: Make/Shift

Culture in the community

The Make/Shift project supports a programme of cultural activity in Amber Valley, Derbyshire. It was awarded £826,000 in 2021 as part of the Arts Council England Creative People and Places National Portfolio 22-25 programme

The project is led by the University of Derby. Our project partners are: 

The consortium’s long-term vision is to support communities to shape arts and cultural provision and encourage participation in excellent art and culture. Its structure and approach models collaboration between higher education, communities, arts, and the voluntary sector.  

We want to support new and different approaches to genuinely engage people in shaping provision, working with a variety of partners to address themes that are relevant for their communities.   

For more information, contact the Make/Shift team: 

Creative People and Places focuses on parts of the country where involvement in arts and culture is significantly below the national average. It provides National Lottery funding to help bring creative opportunities to the lives of people who live in those places. What makes Creative People and Places unique is that the arts activity driven by these groups is designed by, for and with people from the community.


Make/Shift is looking for an Evaluator to co-design and deliver an evaluation that identifies if and how our key aims are being met and the most significant changes emerging from our work.

Find out more about the Make/Shift Evaluator role

Make/Shift is looking for a visual content designer to help us develop our visual identity. 

Find out more about the Make/Shift Visual Content Designer in Residence role