Culture is at the heart of coping with lock down and will be at the heart of the recovery.
Across NGCV, work has gone on throughout the repeated lockdowns to ensure that arts and culture continue to benefit the communities we serve. Member organisations have worked hard to adapt to this and to bring arts and culture to people in their homes.
We know that the harm individuals, communities and the economy have suffered can be reduced by arts and culture, and that arts and culture must be at the heart of the recovery. Together we contributed £94 million to the economy of the North East in the 2018-19 and provided learning and engagement opportunities for nearly a million people of all ages.