Creativity Works is a creative enterprise development programme that provides opportunities for creative people and creative businesses in South Durham to engage in activities in partnership with major arts organisations located in the area. The programme will cater for individuals working in a diverse range of creative activities including visual arts, crafts, digital arts, music, performing arts, writing, dance, and radio.

Building on Creative Tradition
South Durham has a continuing rich tradition of creativity, innovation and enterprise, often linked to its industrial heritage, perhaps best known through works such as those of Norman Cornish and the Pitmen Painters. Within a relatively small area, there is a diverse cluster of creative and cultural venues: Locomotion, Bishop Auckland Town Hall, and the Auckland Project.

The Opportunity
With funding from the Community Led Local Development fund (ERDF) and Arts Council England, the programme will create opportunities for participants to:

We will achieve this by:

What’s On

W are inviting artists and creative practitioners from the South Durham Area to attend a Meet Up on Thursday the 3rd February at 2pm at Bishop Auckland Town Hall. To book a place, click here.

Contact us:
We would love to hear from you if you think there would be opportunities or benefits of this project for you to be involved in.

Jane Shaw:
Rob Guest: