Linda France & Kim Lewis

The Fund was established in 2009 and in its first year was only open to artists based in Northumberland. In 2009 the fund supported a collaboration between poet Linda France and illustrator Kim Lewis to produce a piece in praise of the North Tyne based on a reinterpretation of the Song of Solomon which resulted in poems and a series of drawings that were exhibited at Bellingham Heritage Centre in September 2010.