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On this page, you can find useful resources for artists, theatre companies and venues.

Venues North Edinburgh Guide 2019

Every year, Venues North - a network of more than 40 venues based in the North of England who share a commitment to supporting artists making new work – produce a guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It includes work presented at the Fringe that has been supported in its development by one or more Venues North members.

You can download this year’s guide here or view it below.


Routes In: A Guide to Getting New Work Programmed in the North of England

This comprehensive guide includes advice for artists setting out to get their work programmed as well as a directory of Northern venues who programme new work. The guide is published by Venues North, a network of venues from across the North of England who are committed to supporting artists to create new work, brought together and chaired by ARC’s Chief Executive, Annabel Turpin.

The latest version of Routes In is available to download here.

Pay What You Decide toolkit

In January 2015 ARC introduced a Pay What You Decide pricing model on its entire theatre, dance and spoken word programme. Following a successful first year, we have published this PWYD toolkit to help other venues and festivals considering introducing PWYD pricing.

Download the PWYD resources here:

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Scratch Nights in the North of England

If you are looking for somewhere to share work in progress in the North of England, Venues North have pulled together this handy guide: available to download here.

A Guide to Venues and Festivals in North East England

This edocument is published by the North East Artist Development Network, and updated twice a year. It is designed to provide information about artistic policies and artist development opportunities offered by venues and festivals across the North East.

The latest version can be downloaded here.

Access Guide for Artists & Companies

As part of ARC’s Cultural Shift programme, we have developed the attached access guide for artists and companies making new work. More information about making performances accessible is available from disability organisations but this document summarising some of the areas we ask artists working with ARC to consider.

The latest version can be downloaded here.