The ten-year mission of Museums Northumberland bait was developed from consultation with over 500 people in 2012. The programme was also inspired by the story of the Pitmen Painters, who learned about art by making art. The Pitman Painters collection is on permanent public display at Woodhorn Museum.
“To create a long-term increase in levels of arts engagement, driven by the creativity and ambition of people living in South East Northumberland, having a demonstrable effect on the well-being of local people and levels of social energy and activism within communities and the means to sustain those changes in the future.”
There are broadly four parts to this mission and over ten years we gathered strong evidence of progress:
- More people taking part
- More people making decisions
- Positive impact on wellbeing
- Legacy of skills and independent projects