New Gate Arts & Culture Centre
We are a vibrant arts and culture centre, where everyone can experience the unique cultural heritage of our community.
New Gate Arts & Culture Centre is located in The Fountain area of Londonderry; close to the historic walls and the city centre. It is easily accessible and close to all major transport links.
We provide a range of workshops, classes, performances, talks, tours, festivals and cultural events. As well as facilitated discussions, good relations workshops and peace building initiatives.
“Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.”
North West Cultural Partnership
The North West Cultural Partnership act as a co-ordinating body for six autonomous organisations, all of which have a track record of promoting art, culture and heritage activities. The North West Cultural Partnership is a registered charity (106022) and a company limited by guarantee (NI640622).
To use Community Cultural Development to engage, develop and transform the lives of individuals and communities.
(1) Promote for the public benefit community participation in arts and cultural activities in the Fountain estate and surrounding areas (the “area of benefit”) by:
(i) providing and managing facilities for the education and training of people of all ages in music, drama, performing and creative arts;
(ii) stimulating artistic creativity through the provision of facilities and support for artistic expression; and
(iii) providing access to a range of art forms and performance opportunities.
(2) Advance public education by encouraging and fostering enhanced understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of arts and culture through the production, development and promotion of concerts, performances, festivals and cultural events.
(3) Promote citizenship and social inclusion through involvement in community arts in communities that face deprivation or other disadvantage and in particular:
(i) provide support and organise activities which develop the skills, capacities and capabilities of young people to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible individuals;
(ii) encourage and provide educational outreach in an informal setting
(iii) engage with a range of age groups within the area of benefit in a manner which seeks to bring change within communities and also within the lives of individuals;
(iv) encourage socially excluded individuals and communities to explore social issues through drama and other art forms.
(4) Advance community development by providing facilities and practical support to community and voluntary groups and organisations that are or intend to be involved in community arts activities so as to increase their efficiency and effectiveness and to encourage such groups and organisations to co-operate to achieve their aims.