Willow Pattern, Roseberry by Brian Lee. Selected Artwork from the Crown Street Call Out 2019

We’d love to hear from you

We’d be happy to talk to 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:

  • Darlington theatre town
  • Creative exploration of Darlington’s railway heritage
  • Darlington contributing to the Tees Valley and North East culture offer
  • Darlington having an accessible, distinctive and excellent cultural offer

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.   We’re happy to hear new ideas and may be able to offer either budget or in kind support to appropriate proposals.

Please contact the Creative Darlington Manager, Stephen Wiper, on 01325 406051 or 07970184533 to discuss your ideas or e-mail .

Darlington for Culture Small Grants Scheme

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 Resources and advice


Creativity and business go hand in hand and the creative sector makes an important contribution to the national and local economy. If you’ve got a business, want to set up a new business or want to help promote Darlington as a business location Darlington Borough Council’s Business Engagement team can help with all your business enquiries as well as offer advice and support to you.


Darlington Investment and Funding Team are responsible for maximising the funding and investment coming into Darlington to assist the delivery of key priorities for the Borough. Through boosting resources available for projects, the team enables the delivery of a wide variety of benefits to both the businesses and the residents of Darlington including boosting economic growth, creating job opportunities and attracting inward investment.