Over the next three years, ARC is seeking to achieve a shift in our programme to a more community-led/influenced way of working. We are looking to support artists to create new performance-based work by inviting you to respond to things that are on the minds of our local communities.

(Please note: You don’t have to live in Stockton to apply – we are open to hearing from everyone!)

Alt: image of a group of people of various ethnicities sat on a theatre stage smiling at the camera, in the background there are number of colourful cloth banners hanging down. Creating Together/Displace Yourself

Make New Work (£10,000)

There are two opportunities to receive £10,000 in cash, along with space, accommodation (subject to availability), marketing, technical, producing and community engagement support.

These opportunities are expected to lead to finished work, with a public performance at the end of the process.

We are looking for ideas that can be delivered before the end of June 2024.

Make New Work (Explore) (£2,000) 

There are three opportunities to receive £2,000 in cash, along with space, accommodation (subject to availability), marketing, technical, producing and community engagement support.

These opportunities are not expected to lead to finished work, but artists will be expected to deliver some kind of public sharing of their work at the end of the process.

We are looking for ideas that can be delivered before the end of June 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (Audio Version)

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