Creative Enterprise

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Through our Creative Enterprise project, we are keen to respond to the appetite of local artists, voluntary art groups and creative practitioners to work in more enterprising ways and generate earned income to help sustain their practice. See below for upcoming opportunities.


East Durham Artists, Practitioners and Creative Industries: We Need Your Help!

East Durham Creates and Business Durham would like to invite local artists, creative practitioners and arts groups to take part in a research project exploring how we can support the business development needs of local creative people.

East Durham Creates (EDC) is a programme set up to try out new ways of getting more local people involved in something creative. The programme is one of 21 projects funded by Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places fund. Now entering it’s second phase of investment until 2020, EDC are working with Business Durham to find out how to genuinely support the local creative sector to develop ways to grow and become more sustainable.

These research findings will be used to help us to identify how we can use existing resources and create new opportunities that are useful for individual artists, creative practitioners and arts organisations in East Durham.

We would be delighted if you could join us at this informal event to begin gathering your ideas and hearing about your challenges. We’ll be asking questions such as: What’s holding you back? What gaps in current support provision could be bridged? What sorts of opportunities would make your practise more sustainable?

We are very keen to engage with as many people as possible and we would be most grateful if you could forward this invitation to others that you think might be interested in attending. If you aren’t sure if this is for you – please get in touch to discuss further or come along anyway, the more the merrier!

We’re hoping to create a friendly, lively, useful and vibrant event with plenty of opportunities for you to mix with other creative people and collaborate on helping shape future support initiatives and hope that you’ll join us.

To get involved in this research, please contact us on, or call on 0191 518 5073.



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