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.




For Tangled Feet working with Dep Arts was an extremely rewarding and supportive experience.  Throughout the experience of making Collective Endeavour the team at Dep worked tirelessly to manage and maintain a large number of complicated stakeholder relationships, shielding us from the challenges throughout. We felt artistically liberated to concentrate on working with the volunteers and creating the show. The leadership of David Edmunds was continually thorough, enthusiastic and with a fantastic attention to detail.

Nathan Curry, Artistic Director, Tangled Feet