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since 1983

About Helix Arts

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Young people taking part in a music workshop

A team of experienced and talented Creative Producers committed to improving cultural and social inclusion.

We are a not for profit creative business.

What we do

We work with artists, in partnership with other organisations, to create opportunities for people to participate in ambitious arts activity. We work across a range of art forms including visual arts, filmmaking, creative writing, graphic design, animation, street dance, music and DJ-ing as well as photography, drama and textiles. We work with people of all abilities, of all ages.

Why we do it

Our participants say their confidence, motivation and skills are boosted. Fresh opportunities for employability are opened up and many move into education and training. Health and wellbeing improve.

Participants see themselves differently during and after a high quality Helix Arts programme. Co-produced events, performances and exhibitions give audiences the opportunity to see participants in a very different light too.

Our programmes transform the lives and spirits of artists, participants and audiences.

Our vision

We believe participation in creative activity is fundamental to the wellbeing of individuals and communities and therefore should be accessible to all.

Our mission

We increase equality of opportunity for people to participate in the arts and our focus is on those who currently have least opportunity including: children and young people at risk; unemployed adults and employed people on low incomes; people living in deprived neighbourhoods; those with special educational needs; and people with poor health, particularly those who are older.

Artsmark and Arts Award

Helix Arts is proud to be working in partnership with schools and education settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we're helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture. Find out more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk

To find out how Helix Arts can support your Artsmark or Arts Award journey, please contact us.

We welcome approaches from organisations and individuals who want to collaborate with us.

Please see the programmes section for more information about our work or download our brochure and summary accounts.

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2nd Floor
51 Bedford Street
North Shields
NE29 0AT

Charity no. 700956
Company Reg no. 2114849

Helix Arts is an Artsmark Partner

Helix Arts is an Arts Award Centre

Helix Arts is an Arts Council England NPO