‘10×10 Part 2’ was a continuation of the work produced in ‘10×10 Creative Gateshead’. It took place at a time when organisations were starting to slowly open and we were beginning to be able to meet in person. Supported by Best of Benham Collaborative and funded through the DCMS, it involved employing 12 artists, 10 of which took part in 10×10 Creative Gateshead and teaming them with a local organisation.
The artists could use the paid time to run a creative workshop with their partner organisation, or spend the time to develop an idea for the future with the organisation they were teamed with. Depending on the artists and participants’ situation, workshops and events took place online or in person in a venue with Covid social distancing rules in place.
This was an opportunity to continue the work we developed with ‘10×10 Creative Gateshead’, to test run workshops online and in a socially distanced world, and feed into future projects and opportunities to continue working in Bensham & Saltwell with Gateshead artists.