Survey: spill the beans on your engagement and satisfaction with the arts and culture in Derby

Derby CAN Creative Survey  

How does culture and the arts in Derby play a part in your life?

Derby CAN (Creative Arts Network) - a new project led by Derby Theatre, in partnership with a consortium of organisations from across the city and beyond - would like to invite you to spill the beans about cultural events and opportunities that happen in your city. 

The purpose of this survey is to collect information from you as a Derby citizen about your engagement and satisfaction with arts and culture in Derby.

We'd like to understand how we can make them more interesting, relevant and engaging for you and your family, friends and peers. 

The survey is being undertaken by the University of Derby, on behalf of the Derby Creative Arts Network, and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

We would love you to be involved, so if you would like to take part please follow the link below and submit your responses by Monday 20 January 2020.

We really appreciate your input to help us develop more creative opportunities in the city.

Complete the Survey

About Derby CAN

The Derby Creative Arts Network (CAN) is a new project funded by the Arts Council England Producing Hubs funded project.

As a network it will programme work in community settings across the city; produce new small-scale productions that will tour into communities and beyond; new mid-scale work which will play on the Derby Theatre main stage and outdoor work which will play at festivals like Festé and across the city.

It will also provide artists with opportunities to work on research and development together and deliver community and artist development opportunities.

The Creative Arts Network

Derby CAN consists of the following partners:

- Derby-based National Portfolio Organisations (NPOs): Derby Theatre, DédaBaby People and QUAD

- Strategic National PartnersChina PlateCrying Out Loud and In Good Company

- Independent theatre and production companiesMilk Presents, Not Too Tame,  Maison Foo and Wild Rumpus

- Other local partnersUniversity of DerbyDerby County Community Trust and Derby City Council

What is a Producing Hub?

The Performing Arts Producing Hubs will operate from early September 2019. The Derby Creative Arts Network (CAN) is thrilled to be one of the two venues selected to receive the Arts Council England funding, coming from the National Lottery, and has been awarded £1.5 million over three years to become a Producing Hub. The pilots are intended to test the potential of Producing Hubs to respond to the 2016 Analysis of Theatre in England report, which identified a gap in such support for performing arts organisations outside of London.

The Producing Hub projects will further build on the city’s work with, and in, local communities through the This is Derby project.

Survey Details

You can withdraw from the survey at any point until you submit your answers.

When the survey refers to ‘Arts and Culture', it is used as the broad definition for the creative events or activities that you may, or may not, participate in or attend.

The anonymised survey data will be used to evaluate how well cultural and artistic production meets the needs of the people of Derby. We will not use this for any other purpose.

The data you provide will be stored and analysed in accordance with the University of Derby's Data Protection Policy. View the policy here or find out more by emailing

Should you have any questions about the survey itself please email Alex Nunn at the University of Derby.

Should you have any questions about Derby Creative Arts Network please email Dan Whitehouse at Derby Theatre.