All success stories start with an idea and, as work begins to shape County Durham’s UK City of Culture 2025 bid, there is no denying the difference creative thinking has already made in the region.
Culture Durham, the partnership spearheading the #Durham2025 campaign, has issued a call-out to community groups, residents, arts organisations and creative professionals, for ideas that could be taken forward as part of the bid. From a new music festival, carnival or community arts programme, to a sports tournament or visitor attraction – all ideas are welcome and everyone, regardless of their creative skills or experience, is being encouraged to get involved.
The request for ideas follows confirmation from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that County Durham’s expression of interest in UK City of Culture 2025 status has been accepted ahead of the official shortlisting next month.
Send us your Big Ideas by 30 September to allow those with potential to be explored, developed and included within the bid. However, there will be many more opportunities to submit ideas in the future.
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