Trusts and Foundations

Support from Trusts and Foundations enables BALTIC to deliver its vision, of creating “exceptional access to important and innovative contemporary art in a unique setting, that encourages and enables learning and transformational thinking”.

Support from Trusts and Foundations is crucial to BALTIC’s ability to grow as an organisation and make a real difference to people’s lives. Some extraordinary developments have been made possible through the support of Trusts & Foundations.

To give a flavour of some of the types of support received, examples are listed below: 

Capital Project
Thanks to a generous grant from the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation, BALTIC was able to build Quay, a dedicated learning facility found right in the heart of the building, which enables BALTIC's Learning team to engage with over 200,000 visitors every year.

Organisational Development
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation are currently supporting the development of an organisational model, which enables richer and more effective visitor engagement with contemporary art, creating a seamless visitor experience, and a framework for the sector. To embed learning in the visitor experience, navigating learners through often complex and challenging contemporary art, enhancing visitor engagement and developing staff skills. 

Community Participation
Regional support from the Sir James Knott Trust enabled BALTIC to host a large scale participatory art event, Love Art, over the course of February half-term, engaging and re-invigorating over 4,000 families love for art.

Schools Engagement
Support from the Said Foundation enabled a schools Artist in Residency programme which saw four Middle Eastern Artists work with local secondary schools in Gateshead, to break down cultural barriers and promote greater community cohesion amongst young people.

We have some very exciting plans for the future, which we would like you to be part of.

BALTIC would like to thank all supporting Trusts & Foundations for their generosity.


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