History


 

 


 

History

David started the company in 2005, following a ten year career in production management & producing with companies like Phoenix Dance and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In the 10 years since he founded Dep Arts we’ve worked with hundreds of artists and companies and on numerous cultural events and projects in many different and wonderful ways.

 

We’ve produced and toured work across North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia, in addition to hundreds of UK performances per year. We’ve delighted, enthralled and challenged thousands of audience members of all ages – we even got a few hundred of them involved in a show or two.

 

Over the years we’ve sourced well over £7m worth of funding for artists, projects and Dep Arts Productions in order to deliver our projects. They’ve included memorable work at events such as the Liverpool Capital Of Culture in 2008, The Cultural Olympiad in 2012 and the Rugby World Cup 2015.

 

After 10 fantastic years based in Leeds, we’ve recently moved into new offices in York and are looking forward to working with the creative community in the city in addition to continuing to work right across the UK and Internationally with various projects / companies / artists.

 

 

 

“Dep Arts are a massive plus for this region and beyond. Their patient and thoughtful support of a huge range of artists is one of the reasons that we (as a region) are beginning to effectively punch our weight on the national stage. On a more personal level their ongoing interest in the work that we, Theatre in the Mill, have been developing over the last five years has been a game changer.”


 
Iain Bloomfield, Director, Theatre In The Mill