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Artsbank has been created by the New Vic Theatre-led arts programme Appetite with the aim of helping community groups and individuals in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and the wider region to imagine, develop and deliver cultural events in their local areas. It’s now also being added to by Outside who work in Staffordshire Moorlands.

In Artsbank you’ll find an ever-growing library of Advice & Knowhow resources with hints, tips and hands-on guides covering everything you need to know to make an event happen – from raising funds, recruiting volunteers to evaluating its success. We believe learning from others is invaluable: in Inspiration discover interviews, blogs and success stories from community groups and individuals who have already done it. And when you’re ready, explore the Artsbank Directory, a searchable directory of North Staffordshire artists and creatives (plus national and regional ones too), venues, services and equipment for everything practical you need to turn your idea into reality. 

Artsbank is continually updated and added to. To make sure you never miss a thing sign up to our monthly Artsbank e-newsletter.  

Want to add something to the Artsbank Directory? Or got a success story of your own to share? 

Follow the links in the menus to add an asset or tell your story or email us at

About Appetite

Appetite is a Creative People and Places programme funded by Arts Council England which aims to get more people in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme to experience and be inspired by the arts. Since 2013 it has been serving up a feast of family friendly, breath-taking arts events to thousands across the city delivered in collaboration with local people. 

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