What are the benefits of ACED Membership?
  • ACED Membership connects the artistic communities of East Devon, providing a central platform to engage, network, promote and talkabout arts and culture across the region.
  • Monthly news highlighting networking events, training opportunities, artist call outs and new funds/grants
  • Listing in the online ACED Directory to share your organisation/practice/volunteering opportunities and search for new collaborators in your sector
How do I become an ACED Member?

Membership is easy. Please complete this form. Please allow 7 working days for your form to be approved be listed on our website.

Membership is free to cultural organisations and individuals who fulfil the following criteria:

You are committed to the values outlined in our East Devon Cultural Strategy: collaboration, resilience, diversity and inclusion, connecting and protecting the natural environment; and supporting our goal of carbon neutrality by 2040.

What is the difference between the ACED Network and the Arts and Culture Forum?

The ACED Network’s purpose is connecting the artistic communities of East Devon and providing a central platform to engage, promote and talk about arts and culture across the region. These meetings take place three times a year, are in person and rotate to different locations to maximise reach.

The Arts and Culture Forum is a constituted Forum made up of East Devon District councillors and community representatives. Officers of the Council, other invited guests and invited members of the public are able to attend online meetings of the Forum in an advisory capacity. The ACED network reports to the Forum twice a year through elected Champions and reports from the Cultural Producer. The Forum is coordinated by Ruth Gooding, Arts Development Manager/THG Curator and Chair Cllr Joe Whibley.

How is ACED funded?

ACED is funded and managed by East Devon District Council. Training opportunities are currently funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Where can I see a list of What’s On in East Devon?

East Devon Excellence has been commissioned by East Devon District Council to establish and run the East Devon Tourism Network. Part of the contract includes maintaining an online What’s On listing of visitor and cultural events across East Devon. The goal of the web listing is to promote events / cultural activities that would appeal to and attract visitors to the region.

If you would like to list an event, information should be sent to: tourismnetwork@eastdevonexcellence.co.uk

Please include dates, times, location, a brief description of the event (no more than 200 words), a link for more information & how to book tickets, and an image in Jpeg format of decent clarity and resolution (at least 1200 pixels wide) and preferably no larger than 225KB in file size.

How can I edit or cancel my directory listing in the ACED Directory?

Please email us on aced@eastdevon.gov.uk and we will be more than happy to help as soon as we can.

I would like to organise an event on East Devon District Council owned land, do you have any guidance?
Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for somewhere special to hold your event, East Devon boasts breath-taking landscapes, stunning coastline, glorious beaches, picturesque parks and gardens; there are so many beautiful open spaces within the district to provide the perfect locations to hold community events. The Events Team at East Devon District Council have created this guide to give you all the information you need to book an event on Council land. They have included information on the application process, licenses, suggestions, documents, useful contacts and frequently asked questions to help you plan your event.For more information, our friendly team will guide you through the process and ensure all legal and statutory requirements are met. Please contact: events@eastdevon.gov.uk to discuss your event.
Where can I find information about the Creative East Devon Fund?

This a is a new fund available to East Devon creatives to apply for up to £3,000. All details and FAQs can be found here. For any questions regarding the fund, please email aced@eastdevon.gov.uk

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