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Déda|Producing is the name for Déda's sister company, created in 2009 to facilitate and generate commercial activity through a range of work including festivals, touring and projects. It is a creative company bringing together people and resources in order to produce high quality cultural projects. Déda|Producing has an outdoor arts focus - producing work for festivals and outdoor events. We seek to be strategic in our approach and delivery, identifying and working with a range of cross-sector partners.
Our key areas of expertise are; culture and economic impact, developing and supporting creative projects, producing for outdoors and indoor projects, finding the right creative team and training and capacity building.
If you are interested in working with us on your own outdoor projects, please get in touch.
Peter Knott - Director, Arts Council England
Déda|Producing has been key to a step change in outdoor produced work in our part of the world. The vision and experience of the team... show they are a genuine and unique talent.
Déda Producing Limited has gained a reputation for producing outdoor, large-scale accessible events which blend performance and technology. Following on from Games Time and Elemental Force Déda Producing is keen to continue to explore projects which address arts, heritage, tourism, participation and sense of place.
Déda Producing is the Artistic Lead for the annual Derby Festé festival. One of the city’s annual cultural highlights, Derby Festé was established in 2007 and is now one of the best UK street-arts festivals. It has attracted some of the highest quality acts, from across the UK and abroad, to the city's streets. Annually attracting in the region of 35,000 visitors to Derby, it has proved an incredibly popular part of the city's calendar.
After the considerable investment through the Cultural Olympiad, Arts Council England - East Midlands commissioned Déda|Producing to deliver a programme which identified and addressed the issues around building capacity to produce outdoor work in the region. This is called the On Site programme and it offered a series of opportunities through workshops, mentoring, 'go-sees' and meetings, allowing for the creation of potential networks and partnerships.
Derby Festé is a great opportunity to bring the communities of Derby together in a city-wide celebration. Find out more.Derby Festé