Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11.30am to 5pm (not open on Bank Holidays)
Globe is a contemporary arts organisation with artists and the community at its heart. It seeks to engage people from all backgrounds by forging relationships with contemporary art, developing creativity, confidence and ultimately social capital in everyone involved.
The organisation’s new base in a disused bank in Newcastle city centre is an ideal location to facilitate effective new ways to link exhibition and participation, artists with audiences and volunteers of all ages, to create a uniquely vibrant and engaging form of user-focused contemporary arts space, providing great conditions for experiencing art and challenging audiences. The new venue is perfectly positioned within Newcastle’s ‘Discovery Quarter’ where we will work in partnership with neighbouring cultural organisations. Globe will also continue to build upon its existing network of partners across the region using the new building as a hub for participatory contemporary arts practice.
Globe blends high standards of artistic presentation, an integrated volunteering programme and a firm commitment to the development of emerging and established artists to produce powerful experiences for all participants. The organisation has a strong history of great exhibitions, artist and audience development, and community participation at its core. It has well-developed volunteer and emerging artist support systems as well as multiple evaluation mechanisms in place to ensure individualised and mutually beneficial involvement at every level. Working with contemporary art and artists has helped people from a diverse range of backgrounds gain confidence, improve skills and increase employability, and most importantly enjoy themselves.
Delivery of our ‘Supported Artist’ programme will be enhanced with the provision of studio space and continuous professional support during the yearlong internship. Other initiatives such as our ‘Schools Project’ programme, ‘Empty Shop Partnerships’ projects, a bespoke dark room, an expanded shop and ‘Specialist Provider’ service to the new Work Programme and other public sector service providers all seek to develop Globe’s revenue generation through innovative social enterprise.
From gallery spaces to school corridors, our model is one of maximum creative use of minimum resources to ensure maximum resilience. Our diversity of audience and income streams creates a genuinely twenty-first century grassroots approach to contemporary arts delivery, providing excellent value for artists, audiences, participants, funders, partners, sponsors and supporters.
53-57 Blandford Square Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 597 9278Visit Globe Gallery website
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