Dartington Trust is a centre for progressive learning in arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre campus near Totnes.

What’s On

For the latest news on dining, getaways, plus our gardens, shops and much beside, head to our Visit section.

Below are some selected highlights from our programme. For our full calendar of events, click here > 

sensing the planet

sensing the planet

Join leading decolonial thinkers, artists and activists for a unique gathering that launches Black Atlantic: a new decolonial cultural project at the intersections of race, art, ecology and climate justice.

courtyard room

great deals on autumn getaways

Whether you want to relax and unwind, or lace up your walking boots and explore, we’ve got your covered with special autumn offers on our Courtyard Rooms and Glamping Pods.


coming up at the barn cinema

Choose from a packed lineup across a broad range of genres, including the hotly-anticipated Dune remake and our Black Atlantic film programme.


Learning at Dartington

Schumacher Postgraduate imageWe offer transformative learning, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience.

Our learning is delivered through two faculties: Schumacher College, which has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges for over 30 years, and Dartington Arts School, which draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to deliver compelling courses for a fast-changing world.


A student from Plymouth Universtiy works on the eco-pod at DartingtonWe offer a variety of opportunities for part-time learning, with courses ranging from a few hours, to weekly classes, to longer residential experiences.

Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of ecology, wellbeing, and sustainability. Our programme of arts courses spans music, performance, writing, dance, and contemporary visual art. And a wide, exciting range of craft courses run year-round in collaboration with over 50 makers from across the south west and beyond.

A variety of other programmes run throughout the year – including four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening at our renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival.


Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.

We programme a blend of virtual and in-person events, many of which are free or by donation.  Throughout the year, you’ll also find festivals that focus on themes of arts, ecology and social justice.


Learning at Dartington is mainly delivered through the courses and events we offer year-round, but a range of resources are also available online to help get a flavour of what we offer.

Schumacher College has an wide range of talks and interviews available on their YouTube channel, and our long-running online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.

You can read the latest learning-related news here, and explore the history of the estate online here.

Other resources include our Arts and Learning podcast channel, which includes playlists such as our Laser Talks – inspired by the school climate strikes, Dark Mountain and Extinction Rebellion.

Latest news & blogs

…or head here for the full collection.

celebrating 30 years of schumacher college

A programme of events and initiatives to mark 30 years of leading the way in transformative education – spearheaded by our Bursary Campaign, which aims to equip the next generation with the tools to address the social, environmental and economic challenges we all face.


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One week to go! @schumachercollege and @dartingtonartsschool are both currently accepting applications for postgraduate programmes starting this January and April. We'd love you to join our truly transformational learning community and spend a year (or more!) studying here among the beautiful Dartington surroundings. Subjects include Holistic Science, Engaged Ecology and Regenerative Food and Farming at Schumacher College, while at Dartington Arts School you can take the new MAs in Arts & Ecology and Reimagining Performance Practice in January and Arts & Place or Cultural Production in April. A mix of full time, part time, online only, low residency or single module pathways are available - check individual course pages to explore your specific options per course. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a member of our admissions team, please email admissions@dartington.org. For your best chance of getting onto your preferred course, please apply by our next deadline on 21 October. Click the Schumacher College / Dartington Arts School links in our bio for more info and to apply.
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Dartington Moon Bird, 2021

A bird, high up in a tree, blends with the tone of the foliage, against a moonlit sky. Silver ink mixed with prussian and violet blues emulate a range of early evening and twilight atmospheres.

We are delighted to soon be selling this incredible limited edition print from @tomhammick1 which was created during his residency at Dartington this summer. Profits from the sales of this print will contribute to the ongoing Arts Programme at Dartington Trust.

There will only be 100 variable woodcuts, 91 x 60cm and will cost £480.

These will be going on display in the Welcome Centre in next couple of weeks! To reserve a print or find out more please email hello@shops.dartington.org

Tom Hammick is known for using landscape as a metaphor to explore an “imaginary and mythological dreamscape.” Drawing from a wide range of sources, from Japanese woodblock prints to Northern European Romantic painting and contemporary cinema, Hammick’s depictions of isolated human dwellings grounded in uncanny dream-like settings summon the uneasy atmosphere of a psychologically-charged thriller, or a dystopian suburban nightmare.

The estate looking beautiful in the autumn light 🍁 ...

Decolonising the Curriculum

Earth Talk: 27th October

Curriculum is a story we teach children to prepare them for life, work and further study in our society. This talk looks at the current problems within the curriculum, classroom practice and the ways in which we can challenge it.

Part of our Black Atlantic programme of events. Check the website for details and to book.

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