Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, this project draws on the expertise of staff from Music and Fine Art as well as other parts of the university.

Newcastle University and a range of partners are exploring together how, in the current economic climate, capacity can be built within rural communities to sustain activity within the fields of visual art and music which are particularly vulnerable. The project seeks to develop creative engagement with rural communities through arts and music; to catalyse networks with local arts organizations; to generate opportunities for creative practitioners; and to enhance digital capabilities.