There’s never enough good art organizations such as this one. Please, carry on as you’re almost there.
In the current economic climate I can understand how this situation has occured with the city council perhaps re-thinking their use of the building, however as a recent fine art graduate from Northumbria university I would ask them to reconsider. Despite a lifelong committment to the arts I have ended up a manager in a coffee chain. I beleive that had there been more creative career opportunities during my studies in the North East I may be in a different position. Newcastle is facing massive public sector cuts and we will suffer as a region but it’s time for that gravy train to end. Please please consider the value that the creative industry has to offer the North East so that less of us trained graduates are left serving the coffee and packing the shopping bags of city council workers!
Quality regional arts organisations like Waygood genuinely improve peoples’ lives. They deserve our support.
Matthew de Pulford
I am a practising artist living in Northumberland. Groups such as Waygood are not only the centres that artists need, but among the vital places where work, ideas, understanding are transmitted out of the artistic community. You have our good wishes and our hopes that clearer thinking will prevail on the part of funders,
Geoff Heslop, The Shipbuilders
Can’t believe this! I’ve been following the progress of the Waygood Gallery on the web but hadn’t looked for a while….looked today and was stunned at the news that funding has been pulled. It seems such a uniquely inspirational place for both artists and public….one that newcastle should be so proud to have nurtured. So sorry for you all and hope that this decision can be overturned.