Information and Advice
The Arts and Heritage Development team is part of Culture, Heritage & Libraries within Northumberland County Council. 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 the Arts & Heritage Team:
Wendy Scott, Design and Arts Development Manager
Suzanne Hutton, Cultural Development Officer - Arts &
Creative Industries - Part Time
Sam Taylor, Cultural Development Officer - Arts & Creative
Industries - Part Time
James Fell, Heritage and Events Development Manager
Northumberland Arts Development (NAD):
Northumberland County Council funds and supports venues
throughout Northumberland; Alnwick Playhouse, The Maltings,
Berwick, The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth and Queens Hall, Hexham. This
funding helps to support their role as cultural hubs, to reach
beyond the venue in to their communities, to develop the arts and
work closely with the Council in a cultural partnership.
Northumberland County Council also funds Northumberland Arts
Development (NAD) which is the arts development delivery service
for the county. NAD provides support and advice to Arts initiatives
and organisations within the county in order to strengthen the
sector and improve opportunities for anyone to access the Arts.
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 level.
Arts & Heritage e-Newsletter:
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Ali Sajid at Ali.Sajid@northumberland.gov.uk