Have you ever wanted a say in what’s on at Stockton’s ARC? Here’s your chance! ARC wants your opinion to help shape the work on and off stage!

Join Pizza and Pitches where you can help choose a community event for Stockton that will take place in the future.

Four projects have been invited to pitch for your support. They’ll have four minutes each to convince you that their idea is the best fit for Stockton audiences.

ARC will commit £1,000, plus use of their resources, to whichever project is voted for by YOU!

Hear pitches by:

Bright Minds Big Futures (BMBF)
Sophie Haste

This pitch aims to develop a campaign to inspire, empower and motivate girls and young women in Stockton-on-Tees. BMBF would like to host an online event specifically for these girls and young women, so they can listen to inspiring and motivational stories, ask questions and network.

Pinata-making and group pinata bash for the over 65s
Rebecca Hassack

Rebecca is pitching the idea of a group pinata-bash for older people, and would like to develop packs for the over 65s, containing templates and materials needed for each member to construct their own pinata, in any design of choice. Participants will be encouraged to be extravagant and daring with their designs, considering the strength versus fragility.

Soft Animal
Kirsten Luckins

Inspired by the famous poem ‘The Wild Geese’ by Mark Oliver, Soft Animal is a postal series of six zines full of creative writing and text-art challenges that explore the poem’s themes, the consolation of nature, our place in the natural world, ideas about goodness and endurance, and what it is that the “soft animal of your body” loves and needs.

Creative ‘Speed Dating’
The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad

This pitch of ‘speed dating for the creative arts’ is aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing through creativity. It will be an enjoyable social occasion and a chance to meet other people in the local area. It’s hoped these events can be run at local village halls, community centres and other venues, as a way of encouraging people back into social contact after a long time of isolation.

Click here to book a place to watch online and cast your vote of support.

Image by EnA Photography