Support of up to £10,000 is available to selected proposals via Creative Darlington’s New In Town Call Out. The council is looking for arts programmes that contribute to Darlington’s town-centre offer; and the closing date for applications is Friday 20th September 5pm.

The call out is for new arts programme proposals or arts development work that can be taken forward subject to budget in either 2019/20 or 2020/21.

It is expected that those people/organisations that submit selected proposals will secure additional budget from sources other than Darlington Borough Council, which at least matches the financial support it offers to take things forward.

Proposals are welcomed from artists, arts organisations and creative enterprises, curators and producers and should be a new programme that hasn’t been shown elsewhere.

The proposals might align with key festivals and events in the council’s town-centre programme or could be entirely new, and any arts development proposals are expected to respond particularly to Darlington Town Centre.