About Us - who we are and what we do
Welcome to the North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) arts service website.
The NNDC arts service is one of the longest-running local authority arts departments in the county and we pride ourselves on providing a consistently high standard of service. We are part of the larger leisure and cultural services team, which encompasses sports, countryside and museums
The small part-time team comprises:
Whether you are an individual practitioner, a professional arts organisation, a voluntary group, school or promoter, we will try to help you realise your plans. To find out more about our activities and services, click on the links below:
- Mission and Objectives
- Arts Reviews
- Service Level Agreements
- Advice, Support and Networking
- Marketing and Publications
The NNDC arts service works to promote and encourage the development of the arts, providing a service that both enables and directly delivers arts activity through developing the arts infrastructure and supporting the indigenous population of artists and the voluntary sector. Click here to download our 5 year Arts & Heritage Strategy.
- To ensure diversity and quality of provision
- To promote innovation, originality and local distinctiveness
- To develop access to the arts for those living in rural and urban areas across the district
- To promote the role of the arts in revitalising communities, enhancing the environment and contributing to the health and well being of individuals
- To support and develop the skills of artists who live and work within the district
The NNDC Annual Arts review has been produced to demonstrate the breadth of the work undertaken by the Arts Service which gives you a documented view of all that we do in North Norfolk to promote the Arts and to recognise the links between creativity and wellbeing. All the services, projects and activities have been delivered within the last financial year.
NNDC Arts Annual Reviews:
2011 to 2012
We have annual revenue funding agreements with six of the key arts development agencies and providers working in the district. These comprehensive agreements enable us to direct service provision effectively across North Norfolk. We closely monitor the agreed targets by attending key events and meetings. Financials for these agreements are summerised in our Arts Annual Review. All of the organisations are required to submit an annual evaluation report. We have service level agreements in place with:
Sheringham Little Theatre
Belfry Arts Centre
Creative Arts East
Community Music East
North Norfolk Exhibition Project
- Norfolk Dance
- We are available to provide assistance and support to individual artists, arts organisations and community groups working in the district. We can offer advice on event planning, funding, marketing, monitoring and evaluation; and can assist you via our online searchable database if you are looking to commission an artist or find an organisation to deliver a project.
- Please use our online enquiries form if you would like to discuss your project with us in more details.
- We not only work directly with individuals and arts organisations, but also play an increasingly important role in supporting strategic arts initiatives in the region. We represent the district on the Norfolk Arts Forum Executive Committee, which is the decision-making body for the Norfolk Arts Forum.
Norfolk Arts Forum was established in 1984 to raise the profile of the arts across the county and to act as a forum for artists, organisations and groups. Currently, there are more than 600 members.
- We also help to keep individuals and organisations up-to-date by providing information through our regular e-newsletters and news page on this website.
- The North Norfolk Arts Service works to raise the profile of arts in the district by enabling a co-ordinated approach to marketing.
- A key tool is this website in particular the events section.
- If you would like to include a listing for an arts event on this website, please complete our online listings form.
- For further advice, information and support with marketing contact Creative Arts East.
- Arts Council England has also developed a new guide Arts Audiences: Insight based on segmentation research that breaks down the adult population into 13 distinct groups based on their level of engagement with the arts. The guide provides new insight into how and why different kinds of people engage with the arts in England today. It can also be used as a source of insight and ideas for building new audiences for the arts. Download a copy of the publication.