C-Art 2014 Launched

January 9, 2014 12:59 pm / General

Eden Arts’ 2014 C-Art Artist Open Studios event has been launched and is now open for applications from Cumbrian artists, designers and galleries. This year’s event will take place from 13th – 28th September and will include a new ‘C-Art in Extraordinary Places’ element, with artists being encouraged to take up residence in unusual or beautiful locations and venues across Cumbria.      Event organisers Eden Arts hope to build on the success of the 2013 event, in which 162 artists, designers and galleries across Cumbria opened their doors to the public. Over 25,000 studio visits were made during the 2013 event, […]

Get Involved in the Winter Droving

Get Involved in the Winter Droving

November 12, 2013 2:46 pm / General

The Drovers Cup will take place during The Winter Droving on Saturday 30th November, which is a spectacular rural gathering in the centre of Penrith. The Drovers Cup, sponsored by Kyloes Inns and run by Penrith Leisure Centre is a light-hearted bit of fun for teams to compete in rural games including tug of war, hay bale relay, pint pass plus a meat eating competition supported by Cranstons. It’s a kind of rural ‘Its a Knockout’ and it’s free to take part in and there are prizes to be won! Adrian Lochhead, Director of Eden Arts said “Taking part will be a […]


Eden Arts seeks Project Manager

October 22, 2013 2:31 pm / General

Eden Arts seeks a Project Manager to join our team. For full details click here.


Eden Arts Website Commission opportunity

October 11, 2013 4:21 pm / General

Eden Arts is reviewing its web presence.  We currently have several sites – all reflecting different projects.  We also have a home web site where projects are featured as portfolio items.  We want to refresh all of this, creating a single portal where all websites are combined into one, all having a synchronised style and where all of our ‘customers’ for the various projects can cross over into our other projects. We’d like to be daring with our website (no drop down menu snores!!).  We are cool and progressive and fun, we’d like our web presence to reflect this.  We […]

Picnic Cinema at Forests & Castles

Picnic Cinema at Forests & Castles

July 1, 2013 12:12 pm / General

Bloodletting in the forests and castles of northern England in summer 2013 After dark, deep in forests, castles and courtyards of Northern England this summer the tranquility may be broken by blood curdling screams. Picnic Cinema’s quirky band of usherettes and strange projectionists are bringing their big outdoor cinema screen to a unique location near you. A rather special and possibly scary outdoor cinema experience awaits; expect some huge and dark classics featuring murder, blood, fangs and zombies (and some of the coolest music ever made) from this year’s Picnic Cinema programme. Following some very successful Picnic Cinema events in […]

C-Art 2013 Participants Announced

C-Art 2013 Participants Announced

June 4, 2013 12:00 pm / General

C-Art is a visual art and design festival, coordinated by Eden Arts, that takes place across the Lake District and Cumbria every year. For two weeks in September, artists, designers and independent galleries open their doors to the public, situated in some of the most picturesque towns and villages to be found in the UK. Now in its third year, C-Art, Cumbria’s most extensive visual arts event is set to be even better with 164 galleries, artists and designers taking part, promoting the very best visual arts, design and craft to be found across the county. Throughout the two weeks […]


Finance/Office manager opportunity

April 9, 2013 12:11 pm / General

We are seeking someone to join our team. Apply by noon 24 April see for full details

CANOPY Tree Art Exhibition Opens

CANOPY Tree Art Exhibition Opens

April 5, 2013 1:41 pm / General

The first of our CANOPY artworks are now on display at National Trust property Acorn Bank and Dalemain Mansion & Historic Gardens. As part of the CANOPY art project a series of artworks are being installed in trees and woodland across the Eden Valley in Cumbria throughout 2013, creating a ‘natural gallery’. The main CANOPY exhibition is at National Trust property Acorn Bank throughout the 2013 season and features ‘The Woollen Woods’. This exhibit features hundreds of woodland themed woollen artworks; all made using 100% wool, in support of ‘The Campaign for Wool’. The public were invited to take part […]


Words by the Water Festival Bursary

February 20, 2013 1:14 pm / Events, Literature

Words by the Water Festival of Words and Ideas 1st – 10th March 2013 Theatre by the Lake, Keswick Words by the Water Festival offers free tickets for young people aged between 17-25   The organisers of the Words by the Water festival will once again be offering free tickets for young people aged 17 to 25. The ‘Enquire and Inspire’ bursary scheme offers young people the chance to attend this popular ten-day festival, and listen to some of the writers, politicians, broadcasters and commentators attending, for free. Launched in 2012 it is hoped that the offer of free tickets […]


Artist / Maker Commission

February 18, 2013 11:22 am / General

Carlisle and Eden Mind Growing Voices project Artist/Maker brief Design and construct a ‘tree’ structure for use by Carlisle and Eden Mind (CEM) as a touring engagement tool. Fee: £3000 Budget: £7000   SUMMARY Carlisle and Eden Mind in association with Eden Arts wish to commission a large, arresting and movable tree themed shelter for CEM’s ‘GROWING VOICES’ project. Visiting over 35 county shows, festivals and other outdoor gatherings, it will act as a canopy within which volunteers can engage in meaningful social contact with over 1,000 people, reaching a further 15,000 with positive messages about mental health and well-being. Through […]