Newark Creates Cultural Programme

Newark Creates logo

Newark Creates is a cultural programme of events and activities for all ages, which is being developed as part of Newark’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone.

The High Streets Heritage Action Zones scheme, backed by government funding, aims to help with the recovery of local high streets, from regenerating historic buildings to helping to engage local communities through art and cultural projects. The project began in 2021.

Historic England is leading the High Streets Cultural Programme in partnership with National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Arts Council England.

Newark Creates is led by Newark’s Cultural Consortium, which is made up of several local organisations including Inspire, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Newark Civic Trust, Newark Heritage Trust, Newark Book Festival, Newark Town Council, and Newark College (Schools of Violin, Piano and Woodwind).

The aim is to build a programme that will celebrate Newark’s heritage and community and help local organisations, communities and stakeholders to embed and sustain the benefit of the High Street Heritage Action Zone project in the future.

For 2023, Newark Creates have received additional funding from Arts Council England, Shared Prosperity, and Cultural Heart of Newark, to connect arts and culture to community and place. There is a large programme of free activities and events taking place alongside artist in residences. This also includes the ADHD Foundation - Neurodiversity Charity Umbrella Installation that can be found in Newark Market Place and surrounding streets from May-September 2023. 

Colourful umbrellas hanging above Newark Market Place.
Revitalising our High Street banner which includes HM Government and Historic England logo
Arts Council England logo
National Lottery Heritage funded logo
Newark and Sherwood District Council logo
Newark Town Board logo
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