We promoted a competitive application process to support the development of arts organisations based in Darlington borough, which make a significant contribution to Darlington’s arts offer. It offered support to time limited work, e.g. business and marketing plan development and other schemes which address risks to organisations and which were likely to support their sustainable practice going forward. We did not support the revenue costs of organisations or budgets for arts projects, but only development work for key arts organisations. Support was offered support to…


Creative Darlington provided support to Darlington Hippodrome for specialist services to inform the development of their heritage programme of activity, to inform their ongoing sustainable operation beyond the  restoration of Darlington Hippodrome.




The Hullabaloo for an options appraisal and in developing their successful application for capital support to Arts Council England.




Creative Darlington supported a programme of work with Humantics CIC who operate The Forum Music Centre in Darlington  The Forum reviewed various systems and worked with Acumen Trust. Creative Darlington also supported a Darlington Music Network pilot programme managed by Humantics CIC.




 OddManOut to develop their structure, brand, networks and their engagement with potential sponsors.  They now have a new website, and brand, are organised as a company and are working in Darlington, Great Britain and internationally to take forward exciting programmes of work which address their vision.

Encountering the Other, Darlington Hippodrome. 2017. Photo Credit Scott Akoz

An international collaboration between The Market Lab, Johannesburg and ODDMANOUT, Darlington. A fusion of live and digital performance, with a focus on examining what it is like to be a young woman in the 2010s, Encountering the Other is a performance of one collectively created production on both sides of the world – so important in the true spirit of cultural exchange.



 Darlington for Culture to support development of their membership offer and of their website.

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