The Takeover

The Takeover

The Takeover is an annual week-long arts festival at The Customs House that is produced by, with and for young people to develop and showcase their leadership skills. The festival is led, planned, marketed, delivered and evaluated by our Takeover Team, a group of 12-18 year olds who are recruited from diverse backgrounds and have varying leadership and arts experiences.

In 2019, the team worked with freelance coordinator Natasha Haws to decide on the festival’s events, professional artists employed and support the delivery and promotion of the festival while building arts leadership and transferable skills.

The Takeover is possible thanks to generous funding from The ScottishPower Foundation, The Tyne and Wear Community Foundation Tyne and Wear, The Noel Coward Foundation, The Leche Trust and The Gillian Dickinson Trust.





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If you want to find out more about The Takeover 2020, email or telephone 0191 427 8193.