QUAD receives support from ACE Recovery Fund


13 October 2020

QUAD receives support from ACE Recovery Fund

QUAD in Derby received the positive news today of an award of £245,000 from the Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund.  

QUAD plays a crucial role as a cultural hub for Derby, the funding means we can continue to serve our audiences offering a full programme of art and film, as well as online content and workshops for those who are not able to access the venue at the moment.

Adam Buss, QUAD CEO, said “During these difficult times the importance of the arts has been reinforced both locally and nationally and whilst the pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the finances of many organisations, Arts Council England have done all they can to ensure our future is bright. This funding once again highlights the strength of the arts sector in Derby and the power of collaboration and partnership to provide inspiring cultural activity even the toughest of times.”

Brian Walsh OBE, QUAD Chair,  added “QUAD is committed to working with and serving our community however we can. That has been incredibly hard during these times but through the hard work and diligence of the team at QUAD we have ensured a vibrant programme that has accessibility and diversity at its core. This funding is a reflection of the strength of activity we are delivering now and that we plan to deliver in the future, once again working closely with the audiences we serve.”

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Notes to Editors

QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD Opened to the public on 26th September 2008. QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened and is now internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts.

QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises Derby Film Festival, FORMAT International Photography Festival and Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England.  QUAD is open daily from 10am for more information visit:  For further information on this event contact QUAD’s Marketing and Audience Development Manager Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 / 07791441941

QUAD is a registered charity.