What is Durham Creatives?

We support emerging artists and creative practitioners who want to make money from their talents and start or grow businesses.

We have supported over one hundred artists and creative practitioners to start and grow new businesses in County Durham and across the North East.

What can we do for you?

The nature of what we can offer changes over time as new opportunities emerge and we secure funding to run events and workshops, and provide one-to-one mentoring support. We also deliver bespoke projects to create commercial opportunities and have collaborated successfully with the likes of Baltic, Sage Gateshead, Durham Cathedral, Durham DLI Art Gallery, Digital Durham, the National Glass Centre, Beamish Museum and Bowes Museum.

This spring Jane Shaw is managing The Fifth-Size Book Adventure, an Arts Council England funded professional development programme for emerging artists developed in collaboration with Newcastle City Library. This creates a platform for artists to develop and exhibit new work with the support of successful arts professionals and workshops designed to build business skills. The workshop programme is open to all and we’ll post more information about them on our ‘What’s On’ page as the programme develops.

We are also developing a new programme of workshops and events in partnership with Business Durham. Our menu of upcoming events will also be posted on our ‘What’s On’ page but if you wish to be sure you’re alerted to what’s happening through our newsletter please register your contact details   

Funded By

Durham County Council Altogether Wealthier