Watching Back


The video streams from Tuesdays event can be watched back using the following links on UStream :

Great art – what is it?
International Working
Great art for everyone – is this a contradiction?

If you haven’t done so already, please check out the photos on Flickr to see if you can spot yourself!


We are now broadcasting online via our UStream channel.

Please tune in to watch the live sessions from Sage Gateshead…

If you prefer to use Flickr, check out our Flickr Stream

We’ve just added a list of the topics that will be discussed next week at The Sage Gateshead, including the sessions we’ll be broadcasting live online. Check them out.



Welcome to the Great Art For Everyone blog, a place to comment, discuss and find out more about Arts Council England, North East’s event at The Sage Gateshead on Tuesday, 24 March 2009.

We’re working to realise our ambition to get great art to everyone. On Tuesday 24 March we’d love you to join us online for a day of discussion and debate around some key themes from the Arts Council Plan. We will be “twittering” live from the venue from greatartlive. We will also be broadcasting a live video stream of key sessions (more info coming soon!) and a Flickr feed.

This is an opportunity to share ideas on the future of the arts in our region and includes sessions on what we mean by ‘great art’, how ‘for everyone’ might be achieved, the digital opportunity, young people, internationalism and more.

Our guest speakers include our Chief Executive, Alan Davey who during his time with the Arts Council has advocated for artistic excellence, risk and innovation as well as a new sense of ambition as to how we engage audiences.

Check out our Speakers page for a full list of Speakers and be sure to sign up to our RSS feed to get the latest news and posts.