There are many ways you can get involved with East Durham Creates. From our Volunteers to our Community Panel, it is very much a case of the more the merrier! 

Community Panel

Our community panel has a huge influence on the work we do, the artists we engage with, and the shape that our projects take- this helps us to ensure that the East Durham Community is at the heart of everything we do.

The community panel is an advisory group made up of local people including community activists, volunteers, local artists, and elected members.  In the past, our Community Panel has commissioned artists, chosen locations for performances and events, recruited audiences, and volunteered and awarded various ‘Let’s Create‘ commissions.

Our Community Panel is looking for new members. If you are a local resident or from East Durham, we’d love to hear from you! Joining the Community Panel means you can have a direct impact on the future of arts and culture in East Durham and assist in the progress of East Durham Creates. If this sounds like something you would be interested in call: 0191 518 5073  or email:


Attended a local event? Received an arty pack recently? Checked out our social media? We want to hear from you! We love having feedback from our community, and learning what you liked, and might not have liked, about what we are currently up to! This feedback is so valuable, as it is the best way that we can continue to progress and operate for the local community and be part of projects, activities, and events that reflect what the community wants.

If you have something to say, don’t be shy! Get in touch via email: or give us a call: 0191 518 5073


We are always looking for a team of volunteers to help us bring exciting art and culture to East Durham. In the past, our volunteers have worked with artists, stewarded events, provided information to participants, monitored numbers, and produced feedback to ensure the smooth running of our events. Volunteering opportunities are very much dependent on the type of project taking place, although we may not have a volunteering opportunity immediately available, we will be sure to get back to you soon!

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    Current Vacancies

    East Durham Creates Chair (Voluntary Role)