Northumberland County Council makes a significant contribution to supporting culture, arts and heritage across the county, investing over £1 million into the sector in 2017/18.

We value the enormous contribution that culture makes to the economy, to tourism and to people, bringing benefits to their learning and skills development and to their health and wellbeing. This is particularly important in a large and rural county where international culture led tourism is a major economic contributor. From Holy Island to Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, from over seventy castles, areas of outstanding natural beauty and dark skies status, Northumberland’s landscapes and rich history are multi-layered, unique and breath taking.

Cultural Services is committed to supporting cultural projects that support the development of Artists and local people and communities to explore together the County and help us look at Northumberland in new and unique ways.