About Us

Welcome to Network Artists North East, a vibrant community established in 1992, uniting professional artists across the North East of England. Our mission is to empower artists individually and collectively through networking, tailored opportunities, and enriching events aimed at nurturing and advancing their craft.

Our membership encompasses a broad spectrum of artistic disciplines, from the traditional realms of painting, drawing, and sculpture to digital art, installation, and beyond. Whether you’re a seasoned painter, a visionary sculptor, a boundary-pushing photographer, or an emerging talent exploring new mediums, there’s a place for you within our creative community.

For just £50 per year, or £25 for students, ypu can access the following benefits:

  • Comprehensive Artist Insurance: Enjoy peace of mind with £5 million Public and Products Liability (PPL)
  • Professional Development: Access exclusive training tailored to elevate your creative practice and bolster your entrepreneurial skills, fostering sustainable growth in your artistic career.
  • Networking: Cultivate meaningful connections within our vibrant community to collaborate, share insights, and foster mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Online Promotion: Amplify your online presence with a personalised artist micro-site hosted on our website, coupled with endorsements across our social media channels to maximise the visibility for your work.
  • Regular Support: Stay in the loop with our ‘Members’ update’ email, delivering the latest news, opportunities, and valuable resources directly to your inbox, keeping you primed for success.
  • Exclusive Discounts: Unlock special discounts and perks tailored to enrich your artistic journey, from art supplies to exhibition fees and beyond.

Join us in celebrating the boundless creativity of the North East, where individual talents converge to shape a collective vision of artistic excellence. Apply now and become a vital part of our ever-evolving artistic network.

Apply Now!

Meet the Team 

Lynda VusthoffChair 
Karen Jones – Treasurer
Jo SinghDirector, Secretary/Administration
Carole Ann HallDirector
Gillian EnglishDirector