We produce an annual programme of events, exhibitions, touring performances, radio broadcasts and UNITY Festival.
We produce an annual programme of events, exhibitions, gigs, performances, radio broadcasts and UNITY Festival with our diverse artists and communities, exploring the themes of humanity and the environment.
We have three core areas of delivery:
Our year-long programme of activities includes Holocaust Memorial Day, UNITY Festival and Refugee Week
Our Young People’s creative programme
Our partnership and research projects
Skimstone Arts exists to support diverse artists, people and communities at risk of social isolation to create work with, for and about the world that matters to them. Our general aims include:
Creating a voice for our artists and promoting inclusion, collaboration, ownership and respect for anyone who has a social and political right to make artwork but may face barriers to do so.
Making accessible touring theatre and site-specific performances, exhibitions and gigs that reflect current stories and themes relating to today’s cultural landscape, changes in heritage and identity, and we explore what we think about the world today.
Being actively inclusive and opening up opportunities for all less represented groups including LGBTQ, those from different cultures and people who face challenges such as mental health, poverty and illness.
“...I believe this organisation continues to make a genuine difference to the people they work alongside, rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems, they successfully do this by: continuing to champion the arts as away of giving positive recognition, active voices, opportunities to those who
have been forgotten, neglected, unpopular, addressing social injustice and isolation ... enabling groups to visit their accessible Studio space in the city ... and beyond.”
Arts Development Officer, Newcastle City Council