Support for You



We’d love to hear from you about creative projects you might wish to develop either within or involving Darlington.  We are particularly interested in original proposals which align with our strategic priorities around Darlington theatre town, creatively exploring Darlington’s railway heritage, contributing to a successful Tees Valley UK City of Culture programme in 2025 and supporting an accessible, distinctive and excellent cultural offer, with both public events, festivals and programmes and targeted programmes available.  Creative Darlington manages exhibition programmes at Crown Street Library and the Town Hall exhibition space and engagement with the Borough Art Collection and has supported the development of original activity within town centre events. 

Please contact the Creative Darlington Manager, Stephen Wiper, on 01325 406051 or 07970184533 with your ideas.




Darlington for Culture operates a small grants scheme which can make awards of up to £500 to support successful proposals.  Creative Darlington assesses proposals and makes recommendations to Darlington for Culture on whether to make an award or not.

Further information, the guidelines and application form are available at