Reaching Out was a three years programme of creative events and leadership opportunities for young people in targeted areas of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Reaching Out team delivered free workshops and sessions for 14-25 year olds in Newcastle and beyond. These young people were invited to discover new artforms, learn new skills, and explore their creativity — whether in visual arts and crafts, songwriting, being in a band or learning an instrument.
About Reaching Out
The Reaching Out team was a group of young people supported by Skimstone Arts, who came together to help create exciting and fun activities for other 14-25 years old in Newcastle.
We worked in community spaces at The Bostey in Walker and St Michael’s Cafe in Byker, as well as our Skimstone Arts city-centre venue, to give young people free music, creative writing and film workshops and supported them to learn a new instrument, develop a talent and make new friends.
Reaching Out was supported by the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, Newcastle City Council, Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant, Quaker Legacy Fund, WellNorth Newcastle Gateshead, Wellesley and Hadrian Trust.