|East Durham Creates|
East Durham Creates is a Creative People and Places project funded through the Arts Council England with support from Durham County Council and Durham AAP. East Durham Trust has been working with consortium partners Beamish and Forma Arts to make art engaging and accessible for the people of East Durham.
This year East Durham Trust is working closely with the Community Panel to oversee a programme of activities all about community engagement.
The Community Panel is a group of East Durham locals including teachers, community centre managers, Councillors and more who help to make decisions on how the East Durham Creates project will be run and what it will deliver. If you are interested in joining the panel get in touch for more details.
Creative Socials are a new fun way of getting people engaged with art through vibrant one off events. They can take place any time of day, in any community venue and they give the people of East Durham the chance to get using their local spaces, to showcase local artistic talent, eat tasty food and get involved in the arts.
Look out for Creative Socials near you and get yourself along to them. Alternatively if you're a community venue and would like to host a Creative Social get in touch.
Go and Sees are exciting adventures that take people far and wide to explore art in it’s natural habitat. Best part? It’s free! We’ll be running trips throughout the year to encourage local people to experience art they wouldn’t normally. If you’re interested in getting involved in future Go and Sees, especially if you are part of a group who might be interested let us know.
Let's Create Launch Event 12th August 2015 at Shotton Community Centre
Let’s Create is a commissioning scheme which was launched on 12th August. It supports local arts activities designed to engage the communities of East Durham and you can apply for between £500 and £2500. There's also a few deadlines throughout the year so don't worry if you miss one.
Want to set up an arts group? Looking to hire an artist to run workshops and events in your community venue? This is for you! Application and guidelines available here