Get Involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved…

Advisory Group – open to residents in the Staffordshire Moorlands with no experience of working in arts and culture. Email for more information.

Youth Advisory Group – for 14-18 year olds from the Staffordshire Moorlands. Email if you’re interested in coming along to see what it’s all about.

Steering Groups for:

Children’s Book Festival – for anyone interested in co-creating a children’s book festival particularly teachers, librarians or young people who love reading. Email for details of the next meeting/link to join online.

Battle of Monte Cassino Commemoration/Polish Heritage Eventkeep up to date with the project by joining The Leek Polish Connection Facebook group.

Leek Textile Week – anyone with an interest welcome to plan for an inaugural event in September 2024 celebrating the rich textile heritage of Leek. Email for details of the next meeting.

Creative Moorlands

Summer Meet, Bolton Gate Arts, 19th July 10am-12pm

Join us for our second Creative Moorlands get together, a place for artists and creatives across the Moorlands to gather, share information about what they’re working on, build new networks, find out about funding opportunities, share resources, and find ways to support and inspire one another. This is a chance to meet other creatives from across the Moorlands, and to get updates from the OUTSIDE team and the local council team about their upcoming plans. Book your free ticket here.

1-2-1 Sessions with the OUTSIDE team

As part of our support for the cultural sector in the Moorlands we are offering 1-2-1 sessions via Zoom. You can book a 1-2-1 with the Director of OUTSIDE Sarah Bird. Occasionally the Chair of the OUTSIDE board Susan Clarke or our Operations Manager Katie Aldous may also be available.

These sessions are free to creatives across the Moorlands. They can be used to explore ideas or seek advice, if you are creating an event, looking for fundraising advice, developing your creative practice, building partnerships and new networks, or looking for information on organisational management, business or just fancy a catch up and chat about the cultural sector, please book a session.

Friday mornings once a month, available slots at 9am, 9.45am and 10.30am:

2nd February – book session here (fully booked)

8th March – book session here (fully booked)

5th April – book session here (fully booked)

10th May – book session here (fully booked)

Work Placements

Looking for a placement, work experience (formal or informal) or an internship?

OUTSIDE offer a flexible approach to work experience, skills development and placements. There are a range of different opportunities available including digital marketing, business administration, events management, community arts and fundraising.

We welcome a conversation with individuals or educational establishments about what that experience could look like.

Looking for an experience to support your studies, career or just to try something new?

Get in touch, email


We believe everyone has a creative streak, it just needs to be unearthed and stimulated to flourish. If OUTSIDE sounds like something you’d like to get involved with, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill in this form to register your interest in volunteering opportunities or email

Partner with us

If you’re an artist or organisation based in the Staffordshire Moorlands and interested in getting involved with OUTSIDE, please email

Keep in touch

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Support us

We’re in the Staffordshire Moorlands Community Lottery which means you can support OUTSIDE and be in the draw to win up to £25,000. Tickets cost just £1 a week and 60% goes to local good causes in our community. Buy tickets and support us here.

Donation option coming soon!