As individual organisations, we work closely with a wide range of partner organisations and networks locally, nationally and internationally to promote cultural excellence and influence and maximise the benefits of our collective cultural offer and impact.
As NGCV, we also engage with a range of partners within the public, private and voluntary sectors around aspects of our collective work and on key issues and strategies.
After years of informal networking and partnering, NGCV was selected by the Missions Models Money project in 2008 to be one of their national case studies on enabling effective collaboration. This work resulted in greater formalisation of the partnership and an expansion of its partnership activities for the benefit of all.
We remain an unincorporated association and are grateful for support of our partners at Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, Arts Council England and the Mission Models Money programme for their part in the development of NGCV to date. Senior Officers of each have a standing invitation to all NGCV Chief Executive Meetings and this promotes a high level of openness and trust between us all.
For almost 40 years Gateshead Council has recognised the importance of the arts and culture in its transformation and regeneration, more recently reaffirmed by the Council’s support and investment in BALTIC and The Sage Gateshead. The Council welcomes its NGCV partnership with the other significant cultural venues in Newcastle, developing shared learning and development opportunities. Gateshead Council sees NGCV as integral to NewcastleGateshead’s cultural offer, bringing world class culture to the area and bringing culture to all of our residents through their education and outreach programmes.
Ann Borthwick, Head of Libraries, Arts and Culture, Gateshead Council
Newcastle City Council sees NGCV as one of its key cultural partner organisations and absolutely central to the delivery of the Newcastle and Gateshead cultural offer. Equally importantly in working alongside NGCV, are the shared opportunities for developing the economic contribution of culture and harnessing this to help deliver the City Council's priorities.
Tony Durcan, Director of Culture, Libraries and Lifelong Learning, Newcastle City Council