Arts and Culture East Devon (ACED) is a forum connecting the artistic communities of East Devon and providing a central platform to engage, network, promote and talk about arts and culture across the region.


  • A public forum for arts and cultural services such as theatres, museums and galleries, programming festivals, delivering workshops and participatory and music events, commissioning public art, working with local social, wellbeing, inclusion and economic development agendas and supporting local arts and culture organisations and creative businesses


  • Provide support for professional and artistic development, enabling partnership
  • Develop and promote local authority arts and culture-led economic growth initiatives
  • Support advocacy work for local arts and culture services and identify areas for collaboration
  • Share news, best practice, plans and ambitions - aiding communication between arts practitioners, arts organisations, non-arts organisations, local government and regional and national bodies
  • Embed the role of the arts in the cultural, social, educational, environmental and economic life of the district
  • Increase participation in cultural activity in the district, developing a healthy social and cultural ecology which engages and enriches communities


  • 3 Network Member Zooms a year
  • 2 Executive Membership meetings (including East Devon District Councillors) a year
  • Bi-monthly newsletter: sign up

Culture Champions - if you would like to offer to be champion, please email us:

  • ACED Education Champion - John Astley
  • ACED Engagement Champion - Anna Fitzgerald
  • ACED Decolonisation Champion - Ella S. Mills
  • ACED Crafts Champion - Gemma Girvan

Find out more about our Champions.

ACED Network Members Forum 29.04.21 

ACED Network Members Forum 13.07.21

Next ACED Executive Membership Forum - 01.12.21 (led by East Devon District Councillors)

Next ACED Network Members Forum via Zoom - 24.11.21 - sign up here

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Creative Cabin Events

  • Hidden In Plain Sight - DRLC art workshops

    21 September 2021 to 12 October 2021

    Course led by Devon Recovery Learning Community aiming to increase confidence in attending an art gallery environment and allowing the group to meet safely in a socially relaxed context. The...

  • Creative Session for Under 5's

    30 September 2021

    Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) invites under 5's and their parents/carers to a fun, creative session in the Creative Cabin. We will be outside in the THG garden. The sessions are play-based and...

  • Half Term Workshop: Code Red Animation

    27 October 2021

    Join us for a fun animation workshop during the October Half Term. Have a go at making a *rotoscoping animation with animation expert Izzy Wild. With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in...

  • Climate Conversations Honiton

    12 November 2021

    Climate Conversation event to coincide with the opening of the exhibition UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties - COP: a photo essay by Terry Jeavons. Join us between 4 and 6pm to meet with...