We are based in North Tyneside and deeply rooted in this area with ambitions to create greater impact.
We also regularly undertake projects with partners across the North East of England, working closely with local authority partners.
We work in public spaces, communities, care homes, prisons, schools, parks, clubs, arts venues – anywhere where people feel most comfortable and sometimes in places that make some people a little uncomfortable too.
We are not venue-based. Instead, our work takes place in spaces and places such as community centres and castles, hospitals and parks, prisons, and streets. We create spaces where residents feel comfortable, supported by trusted partners and skilled staff. Often for people who feel in between or forgotton.
We work in many ways to create the best, most productive environment for participants and partners.
This means in 21/22 and beyond we will continue to review and expand our delivery modes offline at home or on-site, online at home, blended – onsite and at home concurrently, detached in the community (parks/ outdoors), and increase 1:1 support for people shielding, carers and artists specifically.
Digital has demonstrated itself in various means during Helix Arts’ history – a noted strength of ours.
We will build on this as part of the developing post-Covid world – exploring and understanding what participants and audiences need and respond to now after much digital fatigue. We will continue to stretch the organisation with reference to our digital artistic outcomes too – through our projects in communities.