We’ve worked with people across East Durham to organise all sorts of events, from festivals to film screenings.

With so much creative talent in the region, why not think about organising your own cultural event? Community centres, church halls and local cafés can all make fantastic venues and we have a selection of top tips to help make sure your event goes smoothly.

These topics were chosen by our community venues, and written by Chloe Lawrence from ARC Stockton Arts Centre, as part of our Cultural Hubs programme.

Writing a funding application – Need to apply for funding? Here’s some guidance on filling in a funding application.

Pricing – Find out about ticket pricing, discounts and special offers.

Social media – How can you promote your event using social media? Get the lowdown on successful social media management.

Food health and safety – If you’re planning to serve food at your event these tips tell you what you need to know about food safety.

Food health and safety appendix – More detail on food health and safety for your event.