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