We work with communities across the unique rural landscape of Fenland and the Forest Heath area of West Suffolk. Our aim is for communities to be at the heart of creative arts activity in the places where they live.

MarketPlace is an action research project. We produce annual evaluation reports, you can see our most recent report for 2018/19 here.

MarketPlace’s lead partner organisation is Babylon ARTS. MarketPlace is part of the Creative People and Places programme, initiated and funded by Arts Council England through the National Lottery.


Creative People and Places is about more people taking the lead in choosing, creating and taking part in arts and culture experiences in the places where they live. There are 33 projects across England, each located in a place where people are least likely to engage with arts and culture.

We encourage people to contact us with ideas for creative projects and collaborations.

You can take a look at our videos on our YouTube Channel here.

We support the Disability Arts Alliance, We Shall Not Be Removed.

We are taking a positive anti-racist stance and you can read our statement here.

Looking back – a snapshot of what we did in Phase 1 of our project (2015-18)

Infographics by Hilary Cox Condron