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Arts Council Announce Project Grants to re-open from 22nd July


Theatre Artist Fund

The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK. It is for theatre professionals who are in need of urgent and critical financial support due to the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the theatre sector. 


Up to £1 billion income losses face Arts Council England NPOs

The £90m emergency fund earmarked to support ACE’s National Portfolio Organisations and Creative People and Places consortia is no more than a drop in the...

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Jerwood/FVU Award applications open

The Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022 are a major opportunity for UK-based moving-image artists in the first five years of developing their professional practice. Jerwood Arts and Film and Video Umbrella invite early-career artists to make proposals for ambitious new works in any form of the moving-image. Apply


The Case for Culture North East


Funding, Training and Lobbying: North East arts, heritage and culture organisations tell us what they need to help them navigate COVID-19

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Culture Secretary announces taskforce 
The Culture Secretary has today announced representatives from the arts, cultural and sporting worlds who will join a new taskforce aimed at helping getting the country’s recreation and leisure sector up and running again. Read more

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The Ticketing Professionals Conference is Europe's premier gathering of entertainment ticketing and marketing professionals. Following the postponement of its 2020 conference large amounts of its content along with new 'Covid related' content has been moved online. Visit page

Arts & Crafts


The Crafts Council will work to broaden the reach of the Pledge to the craft community, to engage more makers in the initiative, and provide support..

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Artist Support Pledge: A covid 19 concept

The idea is simple: Artists post their work on Instagram which they are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping). Anyone can buy the work. Every time an artist reaches £1000 of sales, they pledge to spend £200 on another artist/s work. Find out more about the concept or read an article about how local artist Narbi Price is championing the cause.


Constellations: open call for art development programme

The programme places a strong focus on ideas of co-authoring and self-organising and will address the importance of collaboration in moments of crisis and the key role arts and culture can play in facilitating social cooperation.Read more

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Story Space

Step into Hexham Book Festival's Story Space and experience magical new worlds and exciting adventures. Look around and you'll find fabulous authors and familiar faces reading super stories from brilliant books. 

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How to Salvage a Disastrous Day in Your Covid-19 House Arrest

Most of us have completed a full month of physical distancing, working and teaching from home in the wake of Covid-19. 

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Northumberland's cultural sector are leading the way

The sector has responded quickly by creating a raft of new digital content to allow residents to continue to access their projects, or by creating new projects which people can get involved in from home.Read more



In just four short weeks the world as we know it has turned upside down. 

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UK could become 'cultural wasteland' due to coronavirus, say leading artists

Letter signed by hundreds of creative figures including PJ Harvey, Anish Kapoor and Rufus Wainwright calls on government support

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More visibility needed for disabled creative practitioners

Concerns that progress towards diversity is being de-prioritised as a result of the Covid crisis have prompted a new forum from which to raise the voice of D/deaf and disabled creative practitioners and campaign for inclusion. Read more

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COVID-19 Support Page

Visit our COVID-19 support page for the latest sources of funding, support and advice for your situation during lockdown. 

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Getting To Know You Survey

One of the best ways of us knowing about you, your organisation and your needs or ideas is to complete our Getting To Know You Survey.
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Culture Northumberland on Facebook

We've rebranded and expanded the scope of the former Northumberland Arts News Facebook page. Visit our page, like and follow, contribute and share! 

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The Case for Culture North East's Culture and Tourism Recovery and Resilience Plan 

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The Case for Culture - regional strategy

NECP is committed to building on the strengths of the North East’s diverse communities and brokering opportunities for further investment in arts and heritage right across the region.

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Culture during COVID-19: a six-week snapshot

It's been six weeks since UK lockdown began and six weeks since we started Does Culture Matter? our research project to talk to hundreds of people each week, to see how our relationship with culture is changing. Read survey results


National Lottery funding supports isolated clients

Green Croft Arts has received a £9,800 funding package from the National Lottery to help them deliver free accessible and inclusive movement and well being activities to help keep vulnerable an isolated people moving during lockdown. Read more


Diary of a theatre under lockdown:
'We're on our third version of worst-case scenario'

Paul Hart, the artistic director of Berkshire’s Watermill, records an evolving crisis week by week, from cancellations to pay cuts and creative plans

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Local venues could be key to keeping audiences engaged

Rural touring could win back audiences first, as confidence in village hall venues is higher than for other types of auditorium, research finds. Read survey results

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