Arts and Culture East Devon (ACED) is a network 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 network for East Devon 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 ACED Network meetings a year
  • 2 Arts & Culture Forum meetings a year (led by East Devon District Councillors) 
  • Bi-monthly newsletter: sign up

Culture Champions - if you would like to offer to become a champion, please email us: info@thelmahulbert.comFind out more about our Champions.

Next forums and meetings:

  • Next Arts & Culture Forum (online, led by East Devon District Councillors): 01.03.23, 10am. 
  • Next ACED Network Members meeting: 27.02.23, 10.00-12.00am. Ocean, Queen's Drive, Exmouth EX8 2AY Sign up for your free place


  • Free fundraising training for ACED Members: Essentials in Fundraising, Monday 20 February: 10.00-2.00, The Beehive, Honiton -past, please let us know if you are interested in fundraising training
  • Free marketing training for ACED Members: Practical, jargon-free audience development and marketing training: 2, 16, 30 March, 20 April, 4, 18 May - sign up

Funding: More news to follow

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