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Building understanding of audiences and testing ways to communicate and engage with them is the focus of an NGCV research project, where partners will work together to develop more meaningful relationships with audiences.
Promoting environmental sustainability in all its forms with staff, artists, performers and the public is an ongoing priority for NGCV and partners continue to work together on being greener.
Building on successful research projects, a public campaign launches on 9th October to help families get involved in cultural events and activities, try new things and explore new places across the North East.
Building on achieving the Equality Standard Gold Award, NGCV has continued to promote equality and diversity and address barriers to accessing culture, as well as to employment and training.
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.