Creative North

Supporting Emerging Artists and Creative Practitioners

Professional Development for
Artists and Creative Practitioners

Welcome to Create North

We support artists and creative practitioners who want to make money from their talents. Over the years, we have supported hundreds of artists and creative practitioners living and working in the North East to start and grow new businesses.

The nature of what we can offer changes over time as new opportunities emerge but we constantly look for funding to run events and workshops, and provide one-to-one mentoring support.

We are currently running a business growth programme on behalf of Business Durham which includes events, workshops, artist talks and creative retreats. For more information about these and other upcoming opportunities please take a look at our Workshops and Events page.

We also deliver bespoke projects to create retail and commission opportunities for artists, makers, performers, designers and other creative practitioners. These have been run in collaboration with the likes of Baltic, Sage Gateshead, Durham Cathedral and Digital Durham, and we are currently working with Bowes Museum, Durham University’s Creative Fuse Team, East Durham Creates and Durham County Council’s Visual Arts Team.

For more information about this work please take a look at our Collaboration page.

Upcoming Events this month

february

26feb6:00 pm8:30 pmThe Art and Craft of Selling Arts & Crafts6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

march

04mar2:00 pm5:00 pmCurating Art Exhibitions2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

05mar6:00 pm8:30 pmBusiness Planning for Creative Business6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

15mar10:30 am1:00 pmMaking the Most of Weardale10:30 am - 1:00 pm

26mar8:30 am4:00 pmCreativity and Innovation in the Education Conference8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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