Trainees learn how to design, deliver and manage an arts project. Specific modules include planning, artist recruitment, marketing, financial control, production, evaluation, fundraising and sustainability.
Participants then have the skills, motivation and confidence to produce their own arts programmes in their own communities.
Early models of Make Art Happen involved collaboration with community and voluntary organisations to help individuals within their local community to set up and manage ongoing arts programmes for, and with, their local community.
Between 2015 and 2019, 12 Make Art Happen training programmes took place across the North East region, which led to even further community art project led by volunteers and artists.
- Cedarwood Community Centre, North Tyneside (Pilot)
- Bill Quay Farm, Gateshead
- Old Low Lights Heritage Centre, North Tyneside
- Blakelaw youth and Community Centre, Newcastle
- Mind, South Tyneside
- The Cultural Spring, Sunderland
- St Chad’s Community Centre, Bensham and Teams, Gateshead
- Red Hall Community Centre, Darlington
- Birtley Hub, Gateshead
- Peregrini Lindisfarne, Northumberland
- Gateshead artists, Gateshead
- Colour Your Life, Leisureworks, Durham
This was funded by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and externally evaluation Small means Big – Make Art Happen evaluation.