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Welcome to Artsbank

Staffordshire's one-stop shop for everything you need to make a great arts event.

Everything you need to know about Artsbank

Artsbank is an online tool created by Stoke-on-Trent Creative People and Places programme Appetite with the aim of increasing the skills, knowledge and ambition of local people to create and deliver exciting cultural events for their communities. Find out more about the project by clicking below.

Advice & Know-how

Funding Your Event

How to raise the funds to make your event happen.

Programming Activity

How to include exciting performances and cultural activities.

Organising Your Event

All the practical knowhow to deliver your event.

Marketing Your Event

How to tell the world about your event and get audiences.

Evaluating Your Event

Creative ways of capturing audience feedback & evaluate your event.

Search The Directory

Start searching Artsbank for assets, guides and resources.

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Artsbank Directory

Planning an event? Search the Artsbank Directory to find everything from PA hire to portable stages across Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire.

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Artists & Creatives

Discover artists, companies & creatives from across the country for your event.

Venues & Places

We have a collection of the best venues in Stoke-on-Trent & the region available for hire.


Find technician’s, portaloo’s & barriers to ensure your event runs smooth, start to finish.


PA systems, portable stages & microphones. Check out our equipment directory.

Artsbank stories

Planning an event and need some inspiration? Check out stories and blogs from groups and individuals who have made exciting things happen in their communities.

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Tell your story

If you’ve used Artsbank to create your own event or have a success story to share we’d love to hear about it.

Get Involved!

Add your own asset to the Artsbank Directory

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