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Community arts in County Durham


Community arts aims to provide very person living in County Durham with the opportunity to participate in the arts.

Our programme

We engage large numbers of people in community arts activities; promoting the benefits for improved health, life long skills and confidence, as well as the enjoyment of taking part. 

Our aims

  • are to offer high quality creative engagement programmes, working with local, national and international artists
  • to respond to people and place, meeting the needs of diverse communities across County Durham
  • to work in partnership with venues, libraries, festivals and events to maximise opportunities for community arts activities
  • to develop opportunities for sustainable participation and engagement 
  • to advocate and promote the benefits of community arts and cultural engagement for wellbeing and enjoyment

To find out more about our ongoing programme of community arts activities please contact us.

Contact us
Gala Theatre and Cinema
03000 266 600
Our address is:
  • Millennium Place
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 1WA