As a creative employer, we are interested in the impact we can have on the community around us. We believe that cultural and creative organisations can stimulate opportunities for workplace encounters for people of all ages, and through many routes including but not limited to engagement in our programmes (such as The Blueprint Collective), volunteering, work experience and Open Doors, apprenticeships and employment. Our aim is to highlight, and where possible create opportunities.

A key way we have been doing this is through the community-led Bexhill Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair,  where there is the opportunity to engage with a wide range of employers from our region who are offering live jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities. The event happens annually each spring.

We were also partners of South East Creatives, which provided exciting programmes of keynote speakers, and practical business support for creative start-ups.

We are a Cornerstone Employer and participate in the Open Doors project where school pupils across East Sussex are given the unique chance to visit workplaces and hear from employers about the range of jobs that are on offer, and the career paths into them.



One of the founding principles of the modernist De La Warr Pavilion, opened in 1935, was to promote health in mind, body and soul. It’s construction was partly funded by the Ministry of Health, which at that time, was keen to support projects that promoted the good health of the nation.

Delivering positive outcomes on health and wellbeing is more imperative than ever before after the global pandemic.  Evidence suggests arts-based approaches can help people to stay well, recover faster, manage long-term conditions and experience a better quality of life. At DLWP, we recognize the significant contribution the arts, culture and creativity can make to our health and wellbeing and work to develop programmes that can support  healthier communities and better futures.

The De La Warr Pavilion is a dementia-friendly organisation and our staff pledge to be Dementia Friends.

Read about our past Well Being projects here




Filmmaker, James Bloomfield, ask the People of the Pavilion “so, why do you like working here?” watch this short video to find out what they said.