Destination Digital

arts derbyshire Digital marketing management, editorial and website development

We’ve worked with Arts Derbyshire for years and years in an editorial and website development project management function. The most recent development in the life of this organisation has been the set up of a registered Charity to govern the brand, so onwards we go!

  • seo, content writing & editorial
  • social media management
  • website development
  • email marketing
  • digital marketing strategy
  • google ads management

Arts Derbyshire was created in 2005 to service a need in the county. At that time, each of the Local Authority Arts Officers wanted to build a flagship website to help them disseminate information more readily, without duplication of effort and to a wider audience. In its present form, Arts Derbyshire is now a registered charity and is governed by a Board of Trustees who are passionate about the arts scene in Derbyshire.

Destination Digital’s Debbie Porter first got involved with Arts Derbyshire many years ago as a web design and build project manager to help them launch their first website in 2006. In the intervening years, Debbie has remained a part of the project in one way or another, moving into an Editorial and first line support role, helping the organisation to make its first foray on social media when Twitter had just become a thing and people were trying out Facebook for business meaningfully for the first time. She has applied for Google Ads for nonprofits grants, signed the organisation up for other charity fundraisers such as Amazon Smile, Give As you Live, Paypal Donate and Facebook Charity. Over the years, Debbie has migrated the website 4 times, each time vowing that this time would be the last time!

The organisation today is a registered charity with the Charities Commission and has shifted into its most recent phase, guided by some of Derbyshire’s most influential arts organisations as its Board of Trustees.  Strategically, it has a focus on connecting audiences with artists and arts organisations in the county, with the aim of increasing footfall at events and spend within the local creative industries community.

We offer a solid backstop to keep the charity’s website and social presence running smoothly to help share on information about the range of arts projects run by the charity, as well as celebrate the varied and vibrant local arts and crafts scene. We turn our hand to most things, with a flexibility of approach being key.


Services include: Web development project management, Google Ads for charities application and ongoing management, editorial support, social media management and numerous reporting, administrative and other functions to help smooth the operations of the Arts Derbyshire digital presence.

The results: It’s hard to pin this down to just a one-liner. Arts Derbyshire has been brought into existence and has weathered many storms over the years due to public sector funding cuts and a shape shifting of the infrastructure that was originally in place when the website was first launched. It is a brand that lives on today offering support to thousands of small businesses and sole traders across the county. It is a key jigsaw puzzle piece in the local cultural scene and long may it continue!


Find Arts Derbyshire online:


Get In Touch

If you’d like help with content marketing, Google Ads or website project management, please email us on or give us a call on 01629 810199

contact us

If you’d like help with digital marketing, ads management, SEO, copywriting, websites, branding or social media management… or anything else related to the internet and digital, then get in touch with us. We’re a friendly bunch.

You can email us on or give us a call on 01629 810199 or you can use the contact form at the bottom of this page.