identity on tyne was created in 2003 through Arts Council England funding with the aim of providing a supportive and encouraging space for writers and artists of colour in the North East of England.
What identity on tyne has become is the nurturing force in the careers of many writers and artists of colour who have passed through or settled in the region, as well as a source of added value to the diverse communities of the North East through our participatory events and activities.
identity on tyne is a major contributor to changing the landscape of culturally diverse writing, artwork, performance and publishing, both regionally and nationally, working
collaboratively with community groups as well as professional development organisations and projects.
We strive to devise, deliver and manage high quality arts development programmes across North East England’s communities and beyond. The organisation’s programmes will provide opportunity for artists to work on challenging and exciting projects which contribute to their professional development; whilst working with
communities most in need and ‘hard to reach’. This includes, but is
not restricted to, working with Black and Asian and ethnic minorities, women’s groups, refugees and asylum seekers, school children, young offenders, prisoners, and older people.