Who Are We

The Great Northern Art Challenge is run by a dedicated small group of artists who are passionate about bringing visual arts to rural areas in the North of England.

We strongly believe that art can bring people together physically through art events and culturally through it’s capacity to tell a community’s shared story, to inspire reflection and form connections.

We rely entirely on donations and sponsorship for funding and is a non-profit making project.

If you are interested in being involved, either as a volunteer or sponsor, please get in touch.


Creatively Connecting Communities

To connect communities through creative expression and exploration of the natural beauty that surrounds us in the North of England.


To Explore, Connect and Create

  • To increase awareness of the surrounding beauty of Weardale, boosting tourism and local economy.

  • Provide an opportunity for collaboration and integration between different communities.

  • Encourage creative engagement amongst communities.

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