Great Exhibition of the North Creative Commissions Callout


There's less than two weeks to go till the deadline for Great Exhibition of the North Creative Commissions Callout.

The callout is one of the ways in which we are identifying high impact, memorable experiences and content which will bring three walking routes to life celebrating Northern arts, culture, design and innovation at key locations, and the spaces in between, across NewcastleGateshead. 

We want to hear from performers, visual artists, architects, musicians, scientists, engineers, inventors, writers, creatives, thinkers, designers and digital makers - all with creative vision - who can respond to the ideas of the Great Exhibition and deliver an outstanding idea to help create a memorable experience which draws on and celebrates the North.

For those wishing to submit a proposal, but are seeking potential collaborators to do so, we have created a Facebook Group to enable you to make connections. We hope this group will provide a valuable forum for those looking to make connections and broker collaborations in order to develop ideas and help realise proposals.
For more details regarding the Creative Commissions Callout, please do review: The creative vision, callout guidelines, frequently asked questions and Google map of the walking routes
All submissions must be received by noon 22 May 2017.
Please spread the word widely across the North by forwarding this email or sharing our call for commissions page.
If you’ve any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the attention of Laura Hunter and we will respond.



Postcards from Woodend

Curated by Angela Chalmers



Woodend is very excited to welcome back the popular postcard show and are looking for artists to take part. Artworks can be in any subject, style, medium or process, but must be must be postcard size (6 x 4 inch approx)

All postcards will sell for only £20.

Artworks will be sold anonymously and only after a purchase will the identity of the artist be revealed. It will be a great opportunity to buy an original masterpiece from an established or emerging artist. 

You may submit as many artworks as you like. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view into reception or click here for a submission form.

If you have any queries please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01723 384500

We thank you in advance for participating. Please spread the word and invite fellow artists to join!

Sound Connections/ACE Young People's consultation



Arts Council England are currently engaging in a series of conversations with people from all over England, to inform the creation of a 25 year creative talent plan. At the heart of this consultation are conversations with children and young people, and Sound Connections, on behalf of Arts Council England, are facilitating ten round table meetings to better understand young people’s perception of arts and culture and explore what barriers might exist to involvement.
In addition to these roundtables, Sound Connections created a young people’s survey to ensure that they reach as wide a group of young people as possible. The survey has been adapted for two age groups and is available here:
11-25yrs survey:
7-11yrs survey:
Sound Connections are keen to hear from children and young people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities; those that are engaged in arts and culture, and those who are perhaps less ‘traditionally’ involved; those from rural backgrounds and those living in cities; from a range of settings – schools, mainstream and SEN/D, youth clubs, cultural and heritage, sport, health etc. Please circulate the surveys to any young people you think would be receptive.

Sound Connections will ensure that outcomes of the survey are proactively shared with all those that participate, with follow up information about how opinion will be incorporated and acted upon.
The surveys will be closed on Wednesday 15 May 2017.

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