Council pledges to support culture club

Northumberland County Council has joined dozens of organisations across the region by signing a pledge to support and help deliver arts and heritage opportunities for young people.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 11:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:01 pm
County Hall, Morpeth, headquarters for Northumberland County Council.

The pledge calls on cultural organisations that work with children and young people to sign up to the principles of the Case for Culture for Children and Young People and work together to provide them with a rich and varied cultural life.

Coun Cath Homer, the council’s cabinet member for culture said: “The North East has made significant progress in its arts and heritage offer but it wants to do more and spread the benefits wider.”

She added: “We will be working with our partners to ensure that young people from all walks of life can access a creative education and regular cultural experiences.”

The north east of England’s Case for Culture aims to bring benefits to local people, places and the economy and outlines the ambition for the region for the next 15 years.

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It builds on the strengths of the diverse communities and points to the opportunities available for further investment in arts and heritage right across the North East.

It has five key aspirations and one of these is to ensure the region continues to innovate and broaden access to culture for children and young people.

The Case for Culture is supported by The North East Culture Partnership (NECP) which comprises the 12 Local Authorities and 5 Universities and representatives from the cultural sector including theatres, museums and libraries.