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NGCV members have been participating in a region wide consultation to help shape the vision for the future of culture in the region. The Case for Culture will be something the region can unite behind, to influence policies and resources.
Photo: Allan Mushen Tyneside Cinema has launched a Dementia Friendly Cinema research project to test new approaches to make it easier for those who have dementia, their carers, companions and families to enjoy a cinema experience. Enhanced screenings will run from July to December and inform future approaches and programming.
A group of NGCV managers has graduated from an intensive training programme designed to further improve their leadership skills, as part of a wider NGCV Skills programme developed in partnership between NGCV and Ingeus Training Ltd, which will have trained 160 staff by June 2015.
Six leading NGCV and North East professionals are heading to Ukraine as part of British Council’s ‘Canny Creatives’ initiative, which seeks to forge relationships between arts and cultural organisations from the UK and Ukraine.
BALTIC's Kittiwake Cam will enable the public to see the internationally important sea bird colony during breeding season and footage will be part of an exhibition running until 14th June.
NGCV partners are leading the way in providing cultural experiences for people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorders.
Work has begun on Live Theatre’s £10million Live Works development on the iconic NewcastleGateshead Quayside and will provide commercial offices, a public park and a children and young people’s writing centre.
NGCV partner Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) has used its museums, galleries and collections to work with older people with dementia and people with mental health needs.
New independent figures released by NGCV demonstrate that the partners’ have made a collective economic contribution to the North East of £404m in the past five years.
Since opening in December 2004, Sage Gateshead has made a total economic contribution to the region of £283 million - almost three times the combined capital cost of Sage Gateshead’s building and all of the core revenue invested in the venue by the public sector over the last ten years.