ArtWorks North East workshops

In June ArtWorks North East piloted a one-day introduction to participatory arts workshop at The Customs House in partnership with The Cultural Spring, the Sunderland and South Shields Creative People and Places project. This was a follow-up to the short course series which ArtWorks North East piloted between September 2013 and March 2014 for artists and media practitioners who work or who aspire to work in participatory settings. The free one-day workshop enabled participants to:


  • Understand the role of the participatory artist and the development of participatory practice

  • Learn about working in two specific contexts – community and youth work settings

  • Explore how they can communicate ideas in community and youth work settings, build relationships and understand group dynamics

  • Refine their project management skills

  • Find out about resources available on our website www.artworks-u.org.uk to help develop their participatory practice


We're currently working with The Cultural Spring to develop further workshops for artists working in participatory settings.

Image: BALTIC Teen Takeover 2012, Photo: Dan Brady