ARC is committed to supporting theatre, dance and spoken word artists to make brilliant work, with a particular focus on artists working in the North. Alongside making support available from ARC itself, we also work in partnership with many other venues to deliver programmes and initiatives which have been developed in response to things artists have told us they need.

We dedicate time, space and resource to supporting artists at ARC because we want artists to make work that is relevant for our audiences. We want to make sure that our programme is representative of our community, and that our audiences get to hear stories that resonate with them.

We look to support artists whose work contributes to our overall artistic policy, and/or to our Cultural Shift artistic policy.

ARC support artists in a number of different ways: