News items about some of the collective activities undertaken by NGCV or about the NGCV partnership are shared here for information. We hope that you find these of interest.
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NGCV has been awarded funding from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts for The Unusual Suspects, a research project which explores a collaborative approach to using 'Big Data' to develop audiences.
NGCV is part of the North East Artist Development Network, a collective of cultural venues, festivals and producers committed supporting creative talent in the performing arts. Recently secured from Arts Council England will help develop activities.
NGCV’s collective economic contribution to the North East in 2012/13 was £78.4million and there was a return on investment of £3.63 for every £1 of public money invested, according to an independent report.
Exploring efficiencies and improvements, NGCV went through a detailed procurement process, which independently verified that NGCV members are already achieve excellent value for money and have effective delivery models in place
Following a thorough joint tendering process, NGCV demonstrated that the facilities run by the 10 member organisations are operating at maximum efficiency already and cannot be beaten.
NGCV has been recognised nationally as good practice in promoting environmental sustainability. NGCV's Green Campaign has successfully promoted energy efficiency, recycling and sustainable travel and members have collectively reduced carbon emissions by 643 tonnes of CO2 in 12 months.
Anthony Baker is chairing NGCV Skills, a new collaborative approach to training, skills and employment. The first major initiative is with Ingeus UK, delivering the first skills project in the country to be funded through Local Response Fund .
In October 2013, all 10 NGCV members received the highest accolade in the country for Equality and Diversity: The Equality Standard Gold Award, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to champion fair and inclusive access to cultural venues.