Empty Shop CIC is a non profit arts organisation in the North East of England and based in Durham City using empty spaces and turning them into arts venues. We formed in 2008 with the idea to provide a much needed and accessible platform for artists of all levels and backgrounds to produce exhibit and engage with art. As the organisation has grown we have developed into well rounded permanent fixture in the North East art scene. There main venue in Durham City is currently the TESTT Space.

TESTT Space is a visual arts hub in Durham city centre providing studios and resources for a community of 20+ professional artists. Located directly above Durham Bus Station the space has a limited shelf-life ahead of the major redevelopment of North Road.