ACED *NEW* Marketing training and reminder of next Network Meeting

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  • New marketing training 
  • Reminder of fundraising training on 20 February 
  • Website survey – what do Network members want from the website?
  • Reminder of ACED network meeting on 27 February
  • New ACED Champions
  • New Culture, Leisure and Tourism grant

*NEW* Marketing Training for East Devon Creatives

Join us for six free online sessions of practical, jargon-free audience development and marketing training -  top tips, practical suggestions, break-out sessions and networking opportunities. 
- 2 March: Audience development, marketing and communications
- 16 March: Team approach to brand
- 30 March: Target audiences
- 20 April: Tailoring content and digital marketing
- 4 May: Campaign planning
- 18 May: Measuring, monitoring and evaluation
Delivered by Flying Geese Consultants. Suitable for both East Devon culture organisations and individual creators. 

More information and sign up

*Reminder* ACED Fundraising workshop - 20 February

Just a few spaces left for our fundraising workshop with Cause 4:
Essentials in Fundraising
Monday 20 February: 10.00-2.00
The Beehive, Honiton
One-stop fundraising workshop: teaching you new skills and sharpening old ones. We will cover: research and planning, key fundraising skills and how to launch successful fundraising campaigns. 

Book your free place


Both these training sessions are brought to you by ACED and are funded by the UK Government through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

What would you like from the new ACED website?

We will launch a dedicated ACED website shortly. We want to hear your thoughts and feedback on how this website would best suit your needs. Please complete a very short survey to help us.

Deadline: 14 February

Complete 3 minute survey

Do you have great images of East Devon events we can feature on the site? Please send via wetransfer to with full credit and ensure you have relevant permissions.

*Don't miss* next ACED Network meeting - 27 February

aced meeting

We’d love you to join us to meet with other East Devon creatives and organisations.

Monday 27 February: 10.00-12.00
Ocean, Queen's Drive, Exmouth EX8 2AY

  • Meet new Cultural Producer Sarah Elghady 
  • Update from ACED Champions
  • Clyst Valley Regional Park and East Devon AONB culture activities
  • Discussion: Networking session and training needs

Book your place

Say hello to our new ACED Champions

ACED Music Champion - David Knox

David is a musician with over 30 years' experience playing in bands, signed and unsigned.  He creates opportunities for Devon musicians at the King of Clubs, Ottery St Mary and festivals including Sidmouth Folk Week and Exeter Street Arts Festival.

ACED Museum & Heritage Champion - Jo Cairns

Jo is the Museum Development Officer for Devon. Her role provides support for museums across Devon to achieve and maintain Museum Accreditation and their standards of practice. She also works as part of the South West Museum Development Service.

ACED Theatre Champion - Ellie Chadwick

Ellie lives in Sidmouth, and is a freelance theatre-maker and Senior Lecturer at Plymouth Marjon University, where she leads the Performing Arts degree programmes and direct various student shows.  She runs Sleight of Hand theatre company which makes work across the South West.

Find out who are the ACED Champions

carbon grant

New Culture, Leisure and Tourism Grant 

East Devon District Council is shortly launching a new grant scheme to help decarbonise businesses and community organisations. Eligible types of equipment will include, but are not limited to: solar panels, air source heat pumps, EV charging points and LED lighting. To find out how to apply or ask a question:

Join a webinar: Wed 22 Feb, 10 – 11am 


Attend a drop in session: Thurs 2 March, 12- 3pm in Honiton.


About ACED



Arts and Culture East Devon (ACED) is a forum connecting the artistic communities of East Devon and providing a central platform to engage, network, promote and talk about arts and culture across the region.

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