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North East Reviews was set up in 2014 by the North East Artist Development Network to increase the amount of critical writing around new performance work in the region.
NEADN employs a team of 10 freelance reviewers, who receive a small contribution to their time and expenses. You can read more about them here.
North East artists and companies are encouraged to submit requests for reviews – click here for more details. Priority is given to shows being presented at venues who are members of the Network, and artists and companies must be based in the North East or you will not be considered.
North East Artist Development Network
The North East Artist Development Network is led by a small group of organisations committed to support artists to develop their work. The Network’s vision is to make the North East the best place in the UK for artists to develop work, by creating a strong and effective artist development infrastructure that not only retains talent in the region, but also attracts talent to the region.
NEADN has received Arts Council funding to support work that aims to:
- deliver a talent development programme which will influence the way artists/companies and venues work together
- initiate relationships between artists/companies and programmers
- increase the level of development support offered by venues
- promote the North East as a fantastic place to develop and present work
- stimulate critical writing about theatre and performance presented in the region
The project is led by a steering group consisting of:
- Anthony Baker, Dance City
- Gez Casey, Live Theatre
- Katie Catling, Northern Stage
- Kate Craddock, GIFT
- Jo Cundall, Gala Durham
- Helen Green, The Firestation
- Jo Potts, Alnwick Playhouse
- Annabel Turpin, ARC Stockton
ARC acts as project manager for the Network, reporting to the steering group, and oversees the North East Review scheme.
- Alnwick Playhouse
- Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle
- Arts Centre Washington
- ARC Stockton
- Bishop Auckland Town Hall
- Caedmon Hall, Gateshead
- Dance City, Newcastle
- Gala Durham
- Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre
- Live Theatre, Newcastle
- Northern Stage, Newcastle
- Saltburn Arts Theatre
- The Firestation, Sunderland
- The Witham, Barnard Castle