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Our work is only made possible through the generous support of a wide range of partners and funders. 

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Between 2018 and 2022, Arts Council England will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.


The Community Foundation grows giving and philanthropy, matching generous people with important regional community causes.. They are the largest community foundation in the UK. Established in 1988 as the Tyne & Wear Foundation, they later expanded to include Northumberland, with work now increasingly taking in the wider North East of England.

The Newcastle Culture Investment Fund celebrates the power of arts and culture to have a direct impact on the health and well-being of Newcastle residents. While achieving that, grants develop Newcastle’s rich, diverse and accessible independent cultural sector. This fund would not be possible without the partnership and support from Newcastle City Council.


Urban Green Newcastle is an independent charity responsible for the management and upkeep of the city’s 33 parks and 61 allotment sites. There’s a greener side to our city. A vibrant, more open side. It should be celebrated, nurtured, enjoyed by everyone. Our allotments and parks are the lungs of our city. We’re here to breathe new life into them. We are Urban Green Newcastle.


The Northern School of Art (formerly Cleveland College of Art & Design) dates back to 1870 in Middlesbrough and 1874 in Hartlepool. The Northern School of Art's reputation is going from strength-to-strength; it is not only the leading provider of specialist creative art & design degrees in the north, but one of the best across the UK. This, coupled with the School's reputation for quality art and design further education courses, leaves it unrivaled in the North for art and design education, which is why the Secretary of State granted permission for the prestigious change of name to The Northern School of Art in 2018.


Alphabetti Theatre is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and was created by Ali Pritchard. They create, produce and program new original work from emerging artists across the performing arts, working in music, theatre, comedy and poetry. Their ambition is to create performances that can be enjoyed by all. They strive to make theatre that is accessible and relatable; it will amuse and yet still leave the audience thinking at the end. They champion the fringe culture of Newcastle upon Tyne, being an entry point for artists and audiences alike.

Space Six is an arts, networking and meeting hub in the heart of Newcastle comprising of affordable individual studios and bookable rehearsal space for North East based performing artists. They offer space, whether it be studios, rehearsal rooms or shared workspace; all filled with like-minded individuals.


NewcastleGateshead Cultural Venues is a collaboration between 10 building-based cultural producers operating 20 venues across visual arts, performing arts, music, dance, film, writing and literature, heritage, archives and museums and science communication in North East England.


Life and Limb Puppets is a puppetry performance and education company based in Newcastle upon Tyne. From their studio in Space Six they design and build a constantly evolving team of bizarre creatures to provide schools and other learning organisations a custom programme of workshop sessions designed to enhance creativity and confidence within education.  We tailor our sessions to the specific needs of each client, making collaborative decisions that will result in the best possible benefits - all in a fun, positive environment. Life and Limb Puppets create bespoke puppets for theatre productions including Circus Central's "The Vampire Rabbit" and Theatre Space NE's "A Christmas Carol at the Castle". In 2019 they began creating their first professional puppet show "Dragon" made possible through Arts Council England funding. 


Officially the North East Circus Development Trust, Circus Central is a registered charity and hub for the circus arts in Newcastle upon Tyne. Situated near the city centre in two buildings - Christ Church Buildings on Shieldfield Green and on Mill Lane - their core aims are to develop the youth, community and professional circus sectors in the North East of England through the provision of regular, project-based activities, and to continue expanding a hub into a significant circus training facility.


Moving Parts is endorsed and supported by Puppeteers UK. Puppeteers UK is the networking organisation for puppetry in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1999 by the coming together of national membership organisations, national centres, regional groups, companies and individual performers with the objective of delivering a united voice and an effective lobby for the improved recognition of puppetry. 

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