Creative Darlington is committed to creating the conditions where an accessible, distinctive and excellent cultural offer can thrive in Darlington, for residents, visitors and those working in the borough. 

Our approach is to support the development of original activity, frequently led by artists or organisations, and make this available through a mix of public events, festivals and programmes allied to targeted or bespoke programmes of activity.  In 2017 we’ve supported the development and sharing of original activity within The Festival of Ingenuity and supported programmes including Head, Heart Hands and IncludFEST, led by Tin Arts.  In 2018/19 we expect to support the development of original activity and proposals, which can be shared within town centre events.