Darlington Arts Festival 2020

Darlington Arts Festival 2020 “Platform for talent: get on board”

The eighth annual festival will take place in Darlington from Friday 15th to Monday 18th May 2020.

The multi-faceted showcase aims to highlight the variety of talent in the town across all artforms. The festival is again being supported by Creative Darlington and it will have four main elements: creative writing; visual arts; performing arts; and a festival concert.

As in previous years, a large part of the festival will be the creative-writing programme. It will offer new and established writers plenty of opportunities to develop their craft via a selection of workshops and performances, readings and talks. The deadline for inclusion in this section of the programme is 17th January. More details of how to submit an application will be available in the next few weeks.

In visual arts and performing arts (music, theatre, dance etc), we’d like to hear from anyone who is working towards exhibiting or performing; pop-up spaces might be available again if there is enough interest. Please email darlo4culture@gmail.com if you’d like to discuss your ideas of how to engage with artists and audiences.

  • We will publish details of how to get involved with a ‘call for participants’ very soon.