About Us

Who we are.

Junction Arts helps communities facing social barriers such as poverty, poor health and low aspirations to create a better future through the arts. Our festivals, workshops, and events give people the opportunity to be creative, learn new skills and build stronger communities. We are committed to working with communities to co-create impactful and memorable arts experiences that empower people, improve wellbeing and inspire change.

As a place-based charity, we create work with people to improve well-being and inspire change. Our festivals, workshops, and events offer the chance for people to be creative, learn new skills and build stronger communities. Established over 40 years ago, Junction Arts has an incredible history. To find out more about our story and how Junction Arts has evolved over the years — click here

Our Vision

To create a better future for everyone through the arts.

Our Mission

To develop and deliver engaging arts experiences within disadvantaged areas, to improve wellbeing, build confidence and skills, address inequality and inspire change.

Our values


We know that by working collaboratively with people in their communities, we can create art together which is relevant to them and has a sense of place.


We pride ourselves on conceiving high quality creative projects which respond to a particular community’s needs, particularly around health and wellbeing, education and social cohesion.


We believe that everyone has the right to enjoy making and participating in creative activities and aim to open doors to creative and cultural opportunities.


We understand that we can have greater impact and reach by working with others and welcome opportunities to work with any organisation which shares our aims and values.

Our aims

  • We aim to improve the quality of life, health, wellbeing and resilience of communities through creative projects, events and skills development
  • We aim for our programmes and projects to have a long lasting social and personal impact for people and communities.
  • We aim to tackle barriers to the arts, heritage and creative opportunities, especially by those facing disadvantage or at a risk of social exclusion
  • We aim to support the local economy, through improving the physical environment, instilling pride in local places and helping to connect communities with the cultural and heritage sector
  • We aim to act as a beacon for high quality participatory arts regionally and nationally and to nurture and champion the artists, makers and performers we work with.

Established over 40 years ago, Junction Arts has an incredible history.

Junction Arts was established in 1976 in South Normanton. To find out more about our history you can visit our archives.

Click here to view the archives


Junction Arts is an Artsmark partner. We can support your school to give children and young people the right to enjoy magical and memorable arts experiences within the classroom.