Heritage Action Zone Artist Development Programme

Spring 2023

A FREE six-week programme supporting artists living or working in North Tyneside to develop the skills required to co-produce & deliver community led arts projects inspired by the North Shields Heritage Action Zone.

Our partners:

Working with North Tyneside council and VODA.

Creative Producer:

Polly Turner

Helix Arts are delighted to deliver an exciting Artist Development Programme for artists living or working in North Tyneside, starting in Spring 2023.

Make It Happen is a fully funded capacity building programme, which will help you develop the skills required to co-produce and deliver community led arts projects.

We are offering a FREE six-week programme that will support local artists who are keen to develop their participatory and socially engaged practice.  You will develop project management skills, extend your network, and have the opportunity to work on a live project commission inspired by the Heritage Action Zone

To apply: Submit a form to register your interest before 12 pm 20th January 2023 

For more information: Contact Creative Producer Polly Turner.

Not an artist but still want to get involved?

As part of the VODA-led partnership, we are delivering three Make it Happen programmes that will support and empower individuals and community groups to work alongside professional artists to co-produce arts and cultural events inspired by the heritage of our Heritage Action Zone.

If you already deliver community activity in North Tyneside or live locally and want to get involved you may be interested in our community volunteer programme Let’s Make it Happen North Shields starting Thursday 26 January 2023, 1pm – 3pm. For more information contact:  Amy.Taylor@helixarts.com 

Register Your Interest

Get in touch

To find out more email Polly Turner, Creative Producer.

Thanks to our project funders

This ‘Make It Happen’ is part of the Heritage Action Cultural Programme. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, North Tyneside Council and VODA.