First Art

Art at the heart of positive change
The launch of 'Portrait' in Mansfield Market Place
The launch of 'Portrait' in Mansfield Market Place
Photo: Ralph Barklam
The launch of 'Portrait' in Mansfield Market Place
The launch of 'Portrait' in Mansfield Market Place
Photo: Ralph Barklam
The launch of 'Portrait' in Mansfield Market Place
The launch of 'Portrait' in Mansfield Market Place
Photo: Ralph Barklam
The launch of 'Portrait'
The launch of 'Portrait'
Photo: Ralph Barklam
Mik Godley - iPad artist at work at First Art Mansfield launch
Mik Godley - iPad artist at work at First Art Mansfield launch
Photo: First Art
Theatre tour - First Art audience for Operation Crucible
Theatre tour - First Art audience for Operation Crucible
Photo: First Art

Where: Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and North East Derbyshire
With: Creswell Heritage Trust, The Prince’s Trust, Junction Arts, City Arts (Nottingham)

“We’ve never felt part of an arts circle before and didn’t really have the confidence to be involved, but doors have definitely been opened now.”
Participant

Established in 2014, First Art works across the four districts of Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield and North Derbyshire in the East Midlands, an area where many communities are dispersed including a number that are rural. We work to bring inspirational cultural experiences within reach of everyone in our area, as well as helping local people to produce and shape their own cultural experiences and events.

Our programme is made up of a number of different strands to give as many people as possible the chance to be part of some great cultural experiences. 

From putting on cabaret nights as part of our Social programme to supporting community cinemas as part of our Producers programme, we offer a wide range of ways for local people and partners to have their say, take part, develop, give new things a whirl and do proper good things together.