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It’s time to celebrate at our December Social – and this one promises double the impact…

Introducing the BCAN x TVNC 2023 Social!

For the first time ever, the Black Creatives and Arts Network and Tees Valley New Creatives are coming together for a joint end of year celebration!

When: Thursday 7 December 2023 at 7pm – 9pm

Where: Studio Theatre, ARC Stockton (Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1LL)

We’ll be joined by Shahda Khan (Project Director, Borderlands) as well as Niccy Hallifax (Festival Director, S&DR200 Bicentenary), for a friendly, relaxed and FREE evening of networking with BCAN and TVNC members from a range of creative fields.

This is a great opportunity for members of both networks to connect with each other and meet special guests from the creative industries. You’ll have the chance to make new friends and industry contacts, promote your skills, get on employers’ radars, explore collaboration possibilities, discover new career opportunities and support each other.

Enjoy a free drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) when you arrive in the Studio Theatre, plus free Domino’s pizza (inc. vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options) as the evening unfolds. A paid bar will also be available if you’d like to buy drinks throughout the event.

Both BCAN and TVNC members are a friendly bunch, so please don’t be intimidated if networking is new to you. You won’t be the only one! Lots of members come alone – but they always leave with new friends and contacts. We’ll also give you a big welcome when you arrive and help you get to know everyone!

Event overview:

  • 7pm (Studio Theatre at ARC): The BCAN x TVNC 2023 Social starts with talks by our special guests from the creative industries, (plus a free drink on arrival).
  • 7.30pm: Enjoy free Domino’s pizza and the chance to connect with other creatives.
  • 8pm (Studio Theatre and Gallery): Get involved in activities of your choice – from paint and sip, games and mini-tours of ARC, to chilling and chatting with each other and our special guests, sharing opportunities and exploring collaboration possibilities.
  • 9pm: Event ends

Tickets are free, so get booking!

About the Black Creatives and Arts Network (BCAN)

Black Creatives and Arts Network (BCAN) is a community for black creatives to network and connect in Tees Valley and beyond. This includes musicians, writers, poets, visual artists, designers, content creators, filmmakers, producers, food, fashion and more. Web: / LinkedIn: black-creatives-arts-network / Facebook: blackcreativesandartsnetwork

About Tees Valley New Creatives (TVNC)

Tees Valley New Creatives (TVNC) is a ground-breaking, highly connected and industry recognised network of career launching support; helping newly trained professionals expand their potential, secure work, and unlock new opportunities in their creative field.

Membership is open to professionals aged 18+ who have completed training in any creative specialism since 2020, trained or live in the Tees Valley, and are no longer in full-time education. Web: / Instagram: @tvnc_arc / LinkedIn: TVNC-ARC / Facebook: @tvncnetwork