Junction Arts Ltd

Grassroots Arts Experiences Creating Social Change

Junction Arts is a place-based charity, creating work with people to improve well-being and inspire positive change. We work with communities to co-create magical and memorable arts experiences that empower people, building confidence and skills.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (515303)

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Check mark Match funded

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


The ex-industrial communities of Bolsover and NE Derbyshire are the most deprived in the County and specifically suffer from health and isolation issues. Lack of opportunity and investment has led to a range of socio-economic challenges including poverty and low aspirations. There are high levels of inequality with people from these communities not having access to the same life changing and transformational experiences that participation in arts and culture can bring.


We know the arts can have a significantly positive impact on people and places, it can increase well-being and aid people’s understanding of the world and their place within it. Our work brings communities together, gives people a ‘voice’, develops confidence, skills and aspirations and gives people opportunities and purpose. We develop projects and events with local people that are responsive and have a long-lasting impact on the communities that take part.

  • "Having recently retired early my whole world suddenly shrank. This wonderful group of people have made me feel like I belong somewhere again. The group gives me something to look forward to, everyone has been welcoming, helpful and inclusive."

    — From Creswell Gets Creative which meets fortnightly

  • “There’s art for everyone. I’ve been lucky to pursue something that makes me happy. I’m me. I’m not a number on the national health. I’m a person, not a mum.”

    — From regular participant of the Bolsover Lantern Parade