Together in partnership for the first time, darts (Doncaster Community Arts), Doncaster Voluntary Arts Network (DVAN) and Doncaster Culture & Leisure Trust (DCLT) prepared a proposal for Doncaster to be one of the places chosen to receive funding through the Creative People & Places Programme.
darts is one of the largest participatory arts companies in the country with more than twenty years of experience working in depth with communities throughout the Doncaster Borough.
DVAN is the established umbrella organisation for voluntary arts in Doncaster with 150 member organisations engaging hundreds of local people in their work.
DCLT operates The Dome and leisure centres throughout Doncaster, connecting with thousands of local people every day. DCLT is also the parent charity for what is now Cast.
Cast is Doncaster’s new performance venue opened in September 2013 and the fourth member of our partnership.
Balby Community Library joined the consortium in Phase Two after working closely with Right Up Our Street in Phase One and being a key partner.
Together our organisations bring experience and understanding of the arts and of Doncaster. With input and advice from a range of other people and organisations we developed Right Up Our Street which was one of seven successful proposals in the initial round of the Creative People & Places programme, one of the commisioned grants funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.