Information and Advice
The Arts and Heritage Development team is part of Customer and Cultural Services within Northumberland County Council (NCC). We support, enable and advise on all areas of creative and cultural development across the county.
We work with strategic and delivery partners through a
collaborative approach, working with artists, heritage specialists,
venues and cultural organisations, and communities of
Northumberland to provide and support opportunities for
participation and engagement.
Contact our team:
Wendy Scott, Design and Arts Development Manager
James Fell, Heriatge and Events Development Manager
Suzanne Hutton, Cultural Development Officer - Arts &
Creative Industries - Maternity Cover
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
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
Find out more here: http://www.artsaward.org.uk/
Become an Arts Award
Arts Award Supporters are arts and cultural organisations who offer
events, activities and opportunities which help young people
achieve Arts Awards. It helps Advisors enrich the Arts Award
experience for their young people and offer support to young people
who want to explore art interests outside of the Advisors
expertise. Applying for the Arts Award supporter badge is free
and helps to raise the profile of your organisation (by appearing
on the Arts Award map) whilst strengthening the Arts Award network.
Find out more here.
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 24th June 2014 - 10-4pm - County Hall,
Tuesday 9th December 2014 -
10-4pm - County Hall, Morpeth
Book a place:
Online at: www.artsaward.org.uk/training
Phone: 0207 820 6178
For informal enquiries please contact:
Phone: 0207 820 6178