Children North East are national founders and leaders of the Poverty Proofing initiative, and over the past nine years we have worked with schools and organisations to identify and overcome the barriers that children and young people from families with less financial resources face.
The team running this nationally recognised programme have over the past year been expanding this important work in to cultural organisations, and we’re delighted to share Children North East are currently working in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead to Poverty Proof their organisation.
We are working with BALTIC to identify and remove any barriers for visitors, and to ensure that household income does not impact on people’s ability to visit and get involved with the activities that BALTIC runs. Overall, our aim is to help BALTIC ensure that they are accessible to citizens from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
As part of this process we are keen to hear what people think of BALTIC, and we would appreciate it if you could complete the brief survey below to share your thoughts.
If you know anyone who might also be interested in completing the survey, please feel free to share it with them, as we’d love this to get as many responses as possible.
Georgina Burt, School Research and Delivery Practitioner at Children North East, said:
At a time when many families are facing difficult financial circumstances access to arts, culture and leisure is really important. As an organisation BALTIC are really interested in finding out what people think and what they could do differently and we’re excited to be embarking on the next phase of our Poverty Proofing work. We will be working with BALTIC to make sure that there aren’t any barriers for individuals and families to visit and get involved in the activities that BALTIC runs.