Good News – We are here until 2025!
We are beyond excited to announce that we will be joining Arts Council England‘s Creative People and Places National Portfolio 2022-25. This means that we have funding for the future and can continue to work with the many amazing cultural hubs and communities across East Durham!
We would like to thank you for all of your support so far, you have made this possible and we can’t wait to continue this journey with you.
Watch this space for updates on our new projects!

East Durham Creates is funded by Arts Council England as part of it’s  Creative People and Places   (CPP) programme. East Durham Creates is one of 33 CPP projects. Each project is completely unique to it’s area and residents. East Durham Creates seeks to engage local people in creative activities and grow arts provision in ways that are sustainable and can last. We aim to attract more people to choose, create and take part in brilliant art experiences in the places where they live.

Please contact us at or call us on 0191 5693511.

The East Durham Creates team is based at East Durham Trust in Peterlee and managed by a group of partners – East Durham TrustBeamish MuseumEast Durham Area Action Partnership and Culture and Sport, Durham County Council. As of 2018, after a year of novation, East Durham Trust took over from Beamish as the lead organisation for the East Durham Creates project.

What Our Community Says



Pirates of Crimdon Dene, 2016

"Amazing day today with the family at crimdon dene. Massive thank you to East Durham Creates."



The Umbrella Project, 2017

"It’s pretty surreal to be fair, we’re just a bunch of kids from College and now we’re performing in the biggest light Festival in the North East… it’s pretty amazing!"



No More Nowt Happens, 2019

“I learnt a real sense of self confidence and self expression and I would definitely do
it again.”

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Tel: 0191 5693511

Find us at East Durham Trust

Community House, Yoden Rd, Peterlee SR8 5DP

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