Developing Finance for Arts Activity in Darlington 2013/14 – 2015/16
Developing Finance for Arts Activity in Darlington was an open application programme which offered support to proposals for arts activity either entirely based in partly based Darlington. Individual artists and producers, organisations and creative enterprises developed proposals and a variety of art-form activity was supported. Finance was offered to successful applicants subject to their securing additional finance from other sources. The programme encouraged approximately £3 additional finance for arts activity in Darlington from every £1 offered by Creative Darlington. Visual art exhibitions, festivals and events (including Darlington Jazz Festival, Darlington Dance Festival, Darlington Comedy Festival, Darlington Community Carnival), pilot programmes of activity (e.g. Big Little Gigs performances) and research and development of new work were supported. In addition to this open application programme Creative Darlington also supported a small programme of fundraising and sponsorship training events and seminars.