Our Projects


#Inspiredby was a series of in-depth collaborations bringing artists, cultural organisations and schools together to create unforgettable projects with children and young people in Newcastle.

Our partnerships grow from our core vision, to broaden children and young people’s cultural experiences and help them reach their potential as creative, connected, active and engaged citizens.

Children from 22 schools across Newcastle, including 3 learning Trusts participated in #Inspiredby, working with local artists in partnership with their teachers


I felt more confident after my session as I accomplished my goal of saying my line. I loved it.” pupil at Grange First School

I think the exciting thing is all the schools went off on a different journey. We explored Pop Art, which the children absolutely loved. We went to the Hatton Gallery which we hadn’t been to before, so now we have a relationship with them and we’ll go back regularly.Liz Simpson, Knop Law Primary School in partnership with John Quinn.

The children in the intervention group were so excited about how it went for them and the teachers were really pleased. Liz Bamber, Brunton First School, in partnership with Unfolding Theatre.

I really liked No Voice Too Small they were so kind and inspiring. When the video got recorded I was really shy but they were all really happy and didn’t do a face at me so I carried on and luckily did it! I really enjoyed it and liked it.Y4 child at Gosforth Park Primary School.

We seed self-sustaining partnerships and prioritise skills sharing between cultural practitioners and educational settings for children and young people ages 0-25 years.

Despite lockdown limitations and changing Covid restrictions, #Inspiredby established partnerships with outstanding local artists and cultural institutions and 22 schools across Newcastle. It’s a record we’re really proud of.

Here are some of our #Inspiredby projects:

Artist and sculptor Sue Loughlin partnering with 8 schools across the SMART Academy Trust in Newcastle.

Multi-disciplinary artist John Quinn partnering with 8 schools across the Outer West Learning Trust.

Unfolding Theatre partnering with South Gosforth First School and 5 schools across the Gosforth Group.

Artist and Sculptor Sophie Crocker at Cragside Primary School.

#Inspiredby Glow

If your school, college, alternative educational or cultural setting would like to work with Glow, please get in touch with us at office@glow-newcastle.co.uk.

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