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The Northern Charter
5th Floor
Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle, NE1 6QE

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The Northern Charter is a space for contemporary art in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Northern Charter is an artist-led organisation and we provide spaces for artists and art organisations to make, show and curate contemporary art.

The Northern Charter is based in Commercial Union House in Newcastle city centre. We have created thirteen workspaces and a project space within this purpose built office building.

The Northern Charter is developing a public programme of events that will support and encourage thinking and talking about contemporary art. Our project space is a large and flexible creative space and will be used for performances, talks, screenings and other events.

We aim to create a unique discursive programme within Newcastle upon Tyne. We will draw on the networks and interests of our members to create a programme that connects to other creative practices and places.

The Northern Charter programme will be outward looking and ambitious. We will be a place for discussion, production and exchange. We will show art but will not present a programme of exhibitions.

Our programme launched Autumn 2012 with 2012 Jarman Awards screening, in partnership with Circa Projects, followed by Slide Night where artists Paul Becker, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Arnaud Moinet and Thomas Whittle which took the format of a traditional slide-talk and presented a series of diverse and disconnected narratives, tangents and dead ends

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The Northern Charter logo was designed by Sam Watson and the organisation's mission statement written by artist Paul Becker who are resident studio holders.
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