Working with and in communities across the Staffordshire Moorlands

Our plan for 2023 – 2025

From 2023 to 2025, we are developing projects and activities that respond to the four main themes of OUTSIDE:

  • Environment
  • Connectivity
  • Wellbeing
  • Place & Heritage

We are working in and with communities across the Staffordshire Moorlands, empowering residents to co-curate the programme. We are collaborating with a wide range of cross-sector partners and organisations.. We will support the wider creative sector, building opportunities for networking, skills sharing and training to develop a robust cultural ecology in the district.

OUTSIDE Advisory Group

The OUTSIDE Advisory Group, made up of residents who help inform and design the programme, meet regularly in a variety of venues across the Staffordshire Moorlands. We’ll convene steering groups, commission artists and be inspired by other ambitious arts projects.  

OUTSIDE Youth Advisory Group

The OUTSIDE Youth Advisory Group will support young people in making the changes they want to see in the Staffordshire Moorlands, and to become the cultural leaders of tomorrow. We are currently recruiting members for the Youth Advisory Group – details here.


Find out about the first OUTSIDE Spaces project reimagining an underused outdoor area at Biddulph Library


Read about our new OUTSIDE Stories exchange project travelling around 12 villages over 12 months.

Colours of the Moorlands

A history, geography, social science, art project all rolled into one – find out about Colours of the Moorlands.