ARC is an organisation working from its venue to enhance the wellbeing of the whole community of Stockton and the Tees Valley, through arts and creative activity, through widening opportunities to experience and participate in the arts, and through partnership with other organisations.


To make an important contribution to the social and economic regeneration of Stockton and the Tees Valley

To present a multi-artform programme of activity that is contemporary and relevant to our audiences
To increase the number and range of people engaging with ARC
To support and develop artists to create excellent work relevant to our audiences
To realise the creative potential of the local community
To encourage the local community to invest in ARC through using its facilities
To act as a catalyst for partnership and collaboration between public, private and voluntary sector organisations
To increase our financial resilience and ability to adapt to economic changes
To maintain and build ARC’s local, regional and national profile