About Reimagine 2020

Derby Theatre and cultural organisations Baby PeopleDéda, Artcore, and Wrongsemble called out to young people and families to reimagine a future post-Covid-19 and get involved in a new digital creative project during lockdown.

There were 3 ways to get involved to make a creative response to this question: how would you reimagine the world differently when lockdown ends?

The project has now ended, but there will be more opportunities to get involved soon!

1) Digital Project

As part of a 5-week Digital Project, young people across Derby applied to work in one of six teams out of filmmaking, theatre, dance, music, writing or graffiti art alongside top professional Midlands artists. 

Over the 5 weeks, they met on Zoom to learn new skills before producing creative responses in their art form to explore the positive changes from Covid-19 lockdown and how it has enabled people to see and understand the world differently.

If you would like to find out more about the Reimagine project and the Future Creatives programme, please contact Derby’s Cultural Education Producer Alix Manning-Jones: a.maning-jones@derby.ac.uk.

View Final Responses

Reimagine 2020 - Creative Reponses

Watch the final responses from each group that were created as part of the project and shared at a socially distanced event at Derby Central Library at the end of the five weeks, on Monday 20 July. 

View the Final Responses here

Vlogs and Blogs

Watch and read about the experiences of young people who took part in the #Reimagine2020 Digital Project. Find out what it was like to work with professional artists online during lockdown... 

View the Vlogs and Blogs here

Meet The Artists

As part of the 5-week online Reimagine Project, young people will work in one of six teams out of filmmaking, theatre, dance, music, writing or graffiti art and work alongside top professional Midlands artists.

Meet the artists using the link below.

Meet the Team

Reimagine 2020 - Meet the Artists

2) Family Creatives

As part of #Reimagine2020, families can now get involved in a fantastic FREE online project from home.

Build your own puppet theatre as professional artists guide you, week-by-week, in free online videos and mini-Masterclasses.

Find Out More

3) Creative Responses - Open Call Out

We asked young people aged 13-25 to submit their creative responses to how they would reimagine their life or the world differently when lockdown ends.

Take a look at all the fantastic responses we received on this page - with many also being shared on Derby Theatre's social media channels! 

View Creative Responses

Reimagine 2020 Creative Response - Drawing 1

Reimagine 2020 - Creative Responses 2

About Reimagine

The Reimagine project, led by Derby Theatre and Derby's Cultural Education Partnership, will provide a wealth of exciting arts and sports related opportunities for young people and local schools in and around the city.

The project has been made possible through £1.1 million of investment from Arts Council England through the Young People’s Performance Fund, with additional support from Derby’s Opportunity Area, Derby County in the Community Trust and Derby City Council

Photography by Chris Webb - all photos taken before the Covid19 lockdown began. The Reimagine project will be delivered online and follow social distancing guidelines.

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