The Arts and Heritage Development team is part of Design and
Culture within Customer and Cultural Services
at Northumberland County Council (NCC). We support, enable and
advise on all areas of creative and cultural development across the
We work with strategic and delivery partners through a
collaborative approach, working with artists, heritage specialists,
venues and cultural organisations, to provide and
support opportunities for participation and engagement.
Contact our team:
Wendy Scott, Design and Arts Development Manager
Sam Taylor, Cultural Development Officer - Arts & Creative
Northumberland Arts Development (NAD):
NAD is the arts development delivery service for the county
funded by Northumberland County Council and Arts Council England
and led by Queens Hall Arts. It provides arts activities directly,
supports arts and community led projects and works collaboratively
with other key cultural sector partners - Alnwick Playhouse, The
Maltings Berwick, Woodhorn and Blyth Valley Arts & Leisure.
NAD supports the regional network NCAN (Northern Cultural
Ambassadors Network) which supports and enables the development of
projects and communication between the cultural sector and
educational sector. www.ncan.co.uk
NCAN is a FREE network for anyone wishing to increase engagement
and participation of children and young people in high quality
cultural activity and access professional development
opportunities. NAD also supports national initiatives Arts Award
and Artsmark and aims to advocate for and embed these programmes
across strategic countywide projects.
Contact us at NAD@queeshall.co.uk
Arts & Heritage Newsletter
The Arts & Heritage Newsletter is sent out every three
months to provide an update on key activities and projects,
training and funding opportunities to assist in developing arts and
heritage in Northumberland.
October 2013 Newsletter:
On 1st April 2011 Inspire Northumberland started their new role
leading on Design and Cultural Development for
Northumberland County Council.
This remit includes the continued advising and advocating for
public art and design within the public realm across the county but
with a widening role developing a more strategic approach to
working with artists and heritage practitioners and arts and
heritage venues and organisations across Northumberland.
The team will advise on all areas of design and cultural
development and provide support on projects that you are delivering
within the county.
The Inspire Northumberland website will remain as a ‘live’
resource for you to access and can be found by visiting www.inspirenorthumberland.co.uk
For more information contact Wendy Scott, Design and Arts
Development Manager at email@example.com
or 01670 624754.
In supporting the continual development of creative and cultural
provision open to young people within the county, Northumberland
County Council have taken on the public and in house licence for
Arts Award training through Trinity College London in partnership
with Arts Council England.
This means that Northumberland County Council provide training
for anyone who wishes to become an Arts Award Adviser and support
young people through their Arts Award journey at Bronze and Silver
What is Arts Award?
Arts Award offers young people an inspiring arts journey. Each
path can take a different direction – from fashion to film-making,
from dance to design, from photography to poetry.
Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to
develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their
creativity, leadership and communication skills.
Open to anyone aged 5 to 25, Arts Award embraces all
interests and backgrounds.
Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association
with Arts Council England working with 10 regional Bridge
Arts Award Adviser Training
Northumberland County Council is an Arts Award training agency
for the following levels:
Arts Award Bronze &
Silver adviser training (one-day course).
Upcoming training dates:
Tuesday 9th December 2013 –– County Hall, Morpeth
Tuesday 25th March 2014 – County Hall,
Book a place:
Online at: www.artsaward.org.uk/training
Phone: 0207 820 6178
For informal enquiries please contact Sam Taylor,
Cultural Devlopment Officer - Arts & Creative Industries/Arts
Award Trainer either by:
Phone: 01670 624755 or