With support from our Skills Academynetwork of education and training providers and industry supporters, we deliver programmes designed to improve the provision of skills and training in the creative and cultural industries.
Nearly 100 eager and talented musicians and performing art students at Gateshead College (Leadership College of the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural) attended a music panel/networking event in December 2019. Music industry experts travelled across the country from Brighton, London, Sheffield and the North East's very own music scene to give their unique insight and advice to these aspiring performers and musicians.
The panel was made up of: Charlie Dancer, Talent Development Manager at Generator Claire Dupree, founder and editor of NARC Magazine, the independent guide to alternative music and culture for the North East. David Smith, MD of North East based Sapien Records Ltd, a management and record company assisting artists from across multiple genres (pop, rock, metal, folk, rap). Recording artist and music educator, Brighton-based Max Wheeler, one half of duo Anushka with over a million plays on Soundcloud and well over seven million plays worldwide, who has toured the world from Texas to Siberia via Vietnam. Frank Wilkes, Founder... read more
ARC is a venue in the centre of Stockton on Tees, offering a full programme of professional, high quality cultural entertainment including music, comedy, drama, dance, spoken word, film and work for families.
They also have an extensive programme of creative activity for people to take part in, and provide support and development opportunities for professional performance artists.
14-18 NOW was a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Make Art Not War is a legacy of that programme and is aimed at encouraging young people to nurture essential creative skills including self-awareness, curiosity, imagination and their own voice.