Artists’ Agency North Shields


Artists’ Agency is an artist development programme in North Shields Cultural Quarter for creatives living and or working in North Tyneside.

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North Tyneside Council


Megan Todman

Collaborating with local partners Artists’ Agency North Shields will provide networking and bespoke mentoring opportunities to local creatives and organisations.

Artists’ Agency North Shields offers bespoke support for creatives living and/ or working across North Tyneside as part of the North Shields Cultural Quarter. 

Artists’ Agency is a Helix Arts artist development programme. In North Tyneside the initiative is a flexible, participant-centred programme offering a range of learning and mentoring opportunities. The aspiration is for artists living and/or working in North Tyneside  to develop a mentoring network that supports the creative and cultural workforce in the future.

This is a real chance to consider your personal and professional development. The programme has lots of ways to get involved depending on interests and needs.

Artists’ Agency North Shields Opportunities

Artists’ Agency are offering a range of opportunities for artists to continue their professional development. These include:

  • Networking Events & Workshops
  • 1-1 Mentoring 
  • CoCafe’s
  • Action Learning Sets 

1:1 Mentoring and Action Learning Sets applications are closed for this season, but watch this space for future opportunities.

This programme is part of the Cultural Quarter and is funded by North Tyneside Council through the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA).

Check out what coming up in the next few months


CoCafe is a relaxed drop in session for artists and creatives. A chance to support each other, learn from each other and share skills. Meet up to share what you are working on, troubleshoot projects, seek feedback and get funding help from peers and Helix Arts. Light refreshments are provided. 

CoCafe is drop in 1pm – 4pm at  Barista Boho :

Thursday 15 February 2024 

Booking for CoCafe isn’t necessary, but if you have access requirements please get in touch and share them ahead of attending so we can make any necessary adjustments to the sessions. 

Light refreshments are provided.

Have your Say

CoCafe is time for you. Got an idea for a topic to discuss or an industry expert you’d love to learn from? We’d love to hear about it.

Creative Table

Universal Basic Income

Thursday 7 March 2024, 6pm- 9pm


Creative Table is a series of themed community meals for artists and creatives. Creative Table is about exploring how artists have long been able to come up with amazing and creative solutions to problems in society. Each meal has a special focus and is facilitated by an artist who has expertise in that area. We’ll learn about their approach, share what we know about the issue and ideas that we have had and hopefully come up with some new partnerships and ideas that can be developed in the future.

The next Creative Table is focussing on sustainable futures for artists and specifically Universal Basic Income. Creative conversations will be facilitated by Artist and Researcher Toby Phips Lloyd and Cleo Goodman from Basic Income Conversations.

This event series is part of the North Shields Cultural Quarter and is funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority.

If you are interested in this event please contact Megan to get an invitation.

Networking Events: Dates for the Diary

Thursday 21 March 2024, 5.30pm – 8.30pm 

Celebrate the creative community in North Tyneside with us at our final social event of the season. We’ll share learning across the programme, explore what we’ve achieved together and think about what’s next for Artists’ Agency in North Tyneside. 

We’re excited to invite you to our final social event of the season for Artists’ Agency. We’ll share learning across the programme, celebrate the brilliant creative work happening locally and think about what’s next for Artists’ Agency, especially our North Tyneside programme.

It is also an opportunity to have a sneak peek of our Re:Visits exhibition, ahead of our 40th Birthday Celebrations. Find out more about Re:Visits here.

The event is free but booking is essential as refreshments and finger food are provided.

Who is Artists’ Agency North Shields for? 

Artists’ Agency in North Shields is for artists living in and/ or working in North Tyneside? If you aren’t sure if this applies to you but you are interested then get in touch and we can check your eligibility and connect you to other opportunities if you aren’t eligible for these ones.

Take a look at some our previous events.

Why not have a flick through some of our previous events images and see what those attended had to say?

“Stimulating discussion – encouraged to reflect on own practice/values/motivation”

Useful Stuff Attendee

“The energy, the vibe, the people, the conversation, the food!”

Creative Table Attendee- January 2024

“I loved the sharing aspect to the event. Sharing knowledge, experience, time and any help you can.”

Event Attendee- September 2023

“It was great to hear about the work and ambition of Helix, MotherOther and North East Cultural Freelancers”

Event Attendee- Summer Social 2023

“Friendly and informal event, chance to interact with creative others and consider opportunities.”

Event attendee- September 2023

“I enjoyed the topics covered by the speakers and meet the other artist, it was interesting to hear different points of views. It was good to hear what was happening in North Tyneside.”

Event Attendee- Summer Social 2023

Contact us

Do you want to find out more about this or other artist development opportunities?

Get in touch to arrange a chat or drop us an email.


T: 0191 241 4931


Download the latest flyers and information available on Artists’ Agency.

Thank you to our funders.

This programme is part of the Cultural Quarter and funded by North Tyneside Council through the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA).