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Artists’ Agency Newcastle


Artists’ Agency is an artist development programme in Newcastle’s Culture and Creative Zone (CCZ).


North of Tyne Combined Authority and Newcastle City Council

Artists’ Agency Newcastle is an exciting new artists’ development programme in the Newcastle Culture and Creative Zone for artists and freelance creatives as well as local university and college students.

The programme will upskill artists and creatives as well as those studying to become artists by giving you the knowledge and experience to run your own public and community art projects as well as sustainably developing employability and future career prospects.

Take part in:

  • A 12-week training course to develop skills to develop and manage participatory arts projects – with a particular focus on public art and urban regeneration
  • Master classes and critical conversation groups
  • A new artists’ network

You must be based in the Newcastle, North Tyneside or Northumberland local authority areas.

Why take part?

Artists’ Agency Newcastle offers free training for artists and future artists who’d like to learn how to develop participatory and community-based arts projects. 

The 12 artists who take part in the full 12-week training programme will each receive a £500 bursary and have the chance to pitch for a paid commission up to £5,000 in the city’s CCZ. 

Running between July and September, the training will help you gain key skills in creative production, enterprise development, working in regeneration areas and public art. This includes:

  • How to develop your ideas
  • Finance and budgeting your project
  • How to write and give a successful project pitch
  • Artist and participant recruitment
  • Community engagement and consultation

Applications for this course are open now and close Thursday 15 June at 5pm. 

Get involved in Artists' Agency Newcastle

We want to hear what you’re interested in. Fill out the form below to tell us more about yourself and to register your interest in one or more opportunities.

Get in touch.

To find out more information or just to have a chat about this new opportunity, please get in touch.

Email: info@helixarts.com

Call: 0191 241 4931

Thank you to our funders.

This project has been supported by the Newcastle Culture and Creative Zone programme, funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority and Newcastle City Council.