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Making a Mark in Newcastle East

Funded on Spacehive 30 June 2023 Delivered 4 May 2024

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Making a Mark in Newcastle East

Making a Mark in Newcastle East

Northern Print Ltd By Northern Print Ltd

Help us to provide inclusive and inspirational printmaking courses to new, hard to reach members of our east end community, bringing people together to learn lifelong skills and grow friendships.

Newcastle upon Tyne Delivery stage

69
backers
£6,828
raised
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This project was funded on 30 Jun 2023!

As the centre for excellence in printmaking in the north east for almost 30 years, Northern Print is uniquely equipped to offer access to professional equipment, materials and technical know-how, delivering an authentic, meaningful learning experience to everyone who engages with us regardless of age, ability or circumstances. We are committed to delivering creative learning and engagement opportunities, bringing people of all backgrounds together to learn new skills, overcome social isolation, and experience the joy of making their own mark with print. In order to challenge socio- economic barriers experienced disproportionately by members of Newcastle's east end community, our ambition is to offer a series of completely free courses and drop-in sessions covering a variety of printmaking techniques nurturing transferable skills, and making space for connection, integration, and friendship.

What we'll deliver:

  • 16 half day workshops for community groups within Newcastle East
  • 8 half day drop in activities for the local community including families and older people
  • Access and transport support
  • An exhibition celebrating the creativity of the local community

Why it's a great idea:

Making a Mark in Newcastle East will provide 4 key benefits: Support new skills and lifelong learning through access to professional equipment, materials and technical know-how to give an authentic, high quality experience. Opportunities for people with different needs and viewpoints to come together to share a collective experience and overcome social isolation. Promote mental health and wellbeing by encouraging people to give to others, through shared knowledge and experience. Encouraging mindfulness, by creating opportunities for participants to ‘lose themselves’ in absorbing and creative activities. Exhibition celebrating the creativity of the local community online and at Northern Print, creating further opportunity for dialogue and creative exchange.

Steps to get it done:

  • Identify and engage with community stakeholders
  • Schedule and promote drop-in activities
  • Plan, install and deliver end of project exhibition

Location Newcastle upon Tyne

About the space

Workshops will engage with the wider Newcastle east community and be delivered at our print studio in Ouseburn Valley.

Council

Newcastle City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £6,442

Workshops for community groups - £2,800 (43%)
Drop in activities for local community including families and older people - £1,400 (22%)
Exhibition celebrating creativity of local community at Northern Print and online with launch event - £1,400 (22%)
Access and transport needs for groups - £400 (6%)
Other - £442 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

43%
Workshops for community groups
£2,800
22%
Drop in activities for local community including families and older people
£1,400
22%
Exhibition celebrating creativity of local community at Northern Print and online with launch event
£1,400
6%
Access and transport needs for groups
£400
7%
Other Read More
£442
  • Spacehive fees
    £321
  • VAT
    £64
  • Transaction fees
    £57

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Reaching more people with additional workshop delivery

Total £6,442

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