Support Information

ADeC is changing.

From the 1st April our core arts development funding from East Cambridgeshire District Council ends. This means that in the short to medium term at least our focus will be on the development of our venue based activity including Ely Cinema and The Babylon Gallery, to which we are firmly committed, and the delivery of high quality arts based projects.

Some of our activities, which form a part of our current funding agreement with East Cambridgeshire DC, including our small grants scheme and the free advice and guidance service for groups and individuals wanting to develop arts activities in East Cambridgeshire, will come be coming to an end.

In the light of this change we are restructuring the organisation, with our current Director, Jane Wilson, leaving ADeC in mid-April. Going forward we will have two Co-Directors, who will share the leadership role. They will be Nathan Jones who will be leading on projects and training and Caroline Cawley, who will take operational responsibility for our venue based activity. Both existing members of staff, they are highly committed to the arts in Ely and beyond, and are looking forward to the future.

Ely City Council has accepted responsibility for any future grant funding to Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire (ADeC), and we very much looking forward to working them in the future.

We can still list any arts events taking place in East Cambridgeshire FREE on this website. You can submit your event online or by post.

We also offer ‘paid for’ services such as direct mail and poster distribution. Visit our marketing page for more information.


Do you need help finding the right artist
If you need help in finding a local artist for your community or school project we have a bank of local professional artists who specialise in visual & arts, textile & crafts, music & dance, film & new technologies, literature and performing arts. See the artists’ page in this section for more information.

ADeC runs an equipment bank with a full range of portable equipment including staging, lighting, sound and communications equipment, dance floor and DJ kits. Visit the equipment bank page in this section for more information.

Box Office
Box office services are more than just about selling tickets, we offer a part or complete box office service, available to anyone staging an arts event in East Cambridgeshire. Visit the events management page for more information.



Nathan Jones - Arts Development Manager (Events)
T: 01353 611591
Caroline Cawley - Marketing Manager
T: 01353 616994