New in Town

We are seeking proposals for arts activity or arts development which can be shared within Darlington Town Centre subject to our budget support and those submitting proposals securing additional budget which at least matches what we commit from sources other than Darlington Borough Council.   We have allocated budget of £20,000 to support the creation […]

Tracks and Networks

I was very honoured for Tracks to have been selected to attend Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival as a participant of their brand new TGE Elevate scheme, an Arts Council funded project to help the music leaders of the future access the conference and festival.    Without the support of Creative Darlington, even with the […]

Artist-in-residence opportunity with Creative Darlington in collaboration with the Middlesbrough Art Weekender.

Proposals are now being sought for an artist-in-residence opportunity at Darlington library and archives. This residency will be a satellite project of the Middlesbrough Art Weekender, generously supported by Creative Darlington and located at the Darlington Library and Crown Street Gallery. Artists applying should be from or based in the North East. Artists wishing to […]

Tuesday 23 July – Free reading fast approaching by poets at Darlington Library

The Unseen Beautiful, Closing Event

Join Lens Think and Creative Darlington this evening from 5.30pm at Crown Street Gallery for food, drink and to find out the winner of The Unseen Beautiful Call Out. Visitors to the exhibition have cast their votes for their favourite photograph and we will reveal the who will be in receipt of a one day […]

The Unseen Beautiful

In April 2019 photographer Joanne Coates (Lens Think), graphic designer Nicola Golightly, artist Gemma Tierney and Creative Darlington collaborated to offer a Call Out for photographic works celebrating ‘The Unseen Beautiful’ in Darlington. Over 650 photographs were submitted through Instagram by a diverse range of photographers – beginners to professionals. All of those who submitted […]

Heritage on Track History Walk fast approaching

On Tuesday 21 May 2019 there’s a Heritage on Track History Walk, exploring our rail heritage, starting at 1pm at the Head of Steam railway museum, booking details as per poster and free places going fast, so please get in touch with Helen Towes at Groundwork quickly if you want to get involved. I was […]

Noisy Daughters Vinyl – North East’s first vinyl compilation featuring all female artists

Darlington music collective Tracks have joined forces with North East record label Butterfly Effect and Rianne Thompson (BBC Introducing/Amazing Radio) to curate the North East’s first ever compilation album featuring all female artists. Cut on 12″ vinyl, the album is a continuation of Tracks’ Noisy Daughters project that aims to inspire females in the music […]

Darlington Mind Art and Creative Crafts Exhibition

Darlington Mind Art and Creative Crafts Group in collaboration with Creative Darlington is hosting an art exhibition at Darlington Town Hall from the 29th April to 14th June 2019. Darlington Mind Creative Crafts Group is a safe and supportive environment where people with mental health issues can go to rediscover old talents and learn, develop […]

Here Comes the Summer – Take Yourself to the Bridge Centre for Visual Arts

The Vintage Summer Fair on Saturday 13 July sounds like a great reason to visit https://www.thebridgedarlington.org.uk/visit/ .  I’ve  been to a few Bridge Centre for Visual Arts summer events over the years. In my experience they provide a nice chance to relax, explore stalls of local arts and crafts, meet creative people, enjoy live music and tasty […]