What is Intercultural Arts?
Intercultural Arts is a development agency for culturally diverse artists and the sector in the North East of England, and It’s website is an information resource for artists and cultural professionals.
We are a charity set up to help people from other cultures who are looking to work in ‘the Arts’ in the North East of England. This could be people creating art, people who want to develop as arts professionals, or people who want help setting up a group to support and promote artists within their community.
We give support to large organisations in the North East of England who want to understand the needs of minority communities, and programme artists and performers that these communities would enjoy.
We give priority to those from minority communities but are happy to work with artists who practice culturally diverse art forms regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality, class and economic or social disadvantages.
Our vision is to contribute, as advocate and catalyst, to the development of the North East as a vibrant region where the strength and diversity of its communities are valued, visible and dynamic, actively enhancing the richness of its cultural and economic life.
This is the practical expression of our formal charitable objectives to promote, maintain and advance the education of the public by the encouragement and interpretation of the arts with particular reference to arts and culture from diverse communities.
Our definition of diversity encompasses responding to issues around race, ethnicity, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality, class and economic disadvantage and any social and institutional barriers that prevent people from participating in and enjoying the arts.
Last Updated (Thursday, 16 February 2012 12:28)