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.
THE INSPIRERS ARE CALLING!
Crafter's Companion are looking for talented UK & Dutch papercrafters, colourists and sewists to join a new design team – The Inspirers!
Business Durham and Durham County Council would like to invite you to a business breakfast to help shape the County and its economy by contributing to the County Durham Plan, on 12th May from 08.00 until 10.00 at The River Green Centre, Akeley Heads Durham
This event will allow businesses to have a direct input into the future direction of the County in terms of Economic development, employment land and its overall prosperity, we believe your opinions and views are key to shaping a successful County Durham.
The Self-E programme is a free workshop providing start ups and business owners with an opportunity to consider their skills, strengths and weaknesses, and personality type. The workshop will help attendees to explore their goals and to develop an action plan