North East Fund for the Arts supports local groups to engage with great art on their own terms.
Successful projects have engaged a community in arts activity for the first time, developed their engagement, or inspired participants to seek further opportunities in the arts.
The fund was developed over an initial three years with match funding from Arts Council England’s Catalyst scheme. We continue to work with a range of trusts, individuals and corporate donors to build greater philanthropy engagement for the arts across the North East. The success has been demonstrated in supporting non-arts community and voluntary groups to work with professional artists and arts organisations.