Introducing Cultivate Commissions

2 July 2024

Introducing Cultivate Commissions, new commissions available for creative practitioners to cultivate creativity and pride of place across County Durham.

Cultivate Commissions are designed to support creative practitioners to work with and alongside communities in County Durham to increase participation in arts and creative activity.

Cultivate Commissions are available for creative practitioners living or working across County Durham. The goal of Cultivate Commissions is to bolster creativity in County Durham and instil pride within its communities.


Find out more and join us at one of our Cultivate Ideas sessions:

For more information and how to apply visitCultivate Commissions — No More Nowt

Deadline for applications 12.00noon 29 July

Contact for a Cultivate Commission application pack.


Cultivate Commissions are a component of the Into the Light Place Partnership initiative in County Durham. Into the Light is a transformative programme that will drive long-lasting growth in County Durham through creative collaboration. Over the next three years, it will cultivate talent, widen access to creative education, enhance skills, and break down barriers in the creative industries.


Into the Light is funded by Durham County Council, Arts Council England, Durham University, and the UK Government’s UKSPF (specifically for Place Lab and Cultivate Commissions). The work is supported by Culture Durham and Visit County Durham.