In partnership with Barnardo’s Whitley Bay, Bay Create brings together local residents from different generations for cultural projects inspired by the landscape and shared heritage of Whitley Bay.
Participants and volunteers will co-design and lead Bay Create, working with artists through creative projects and activities that explore and reflect what Whitley Bay means to different generations.
Whilst the Challenge Fund was created before the pandemic, the project proposal has been adapted to meet the needs of the communities involved, with timescales and delivery models carefully considered.
Sarah Sutton, Community Involvement Coordinator at Whitley Bay Big Local said:
“This funding is an exciting opportunity for our two organisations to work in partnership. We look forward to bringing together members of our diverse community through the connections that we share through living in this beautiful coastal town.”
Sue Curry, Children’s Service Manager at Barnardo’s said:
“Everyone at our service The Base in Whitley Bay is pleased to be part of this imaginative intergenerational arts project. We are really looking forward to working with Big Local and we are grateful to the Spirit of 2012’s Youth Advisory Panel for awarding the grant.”