Shining a Light on Northern Art

Established in 2010, New Light celebrates and promotes Northern art, supporting both well-known and emerging artists by offering some of the region's best awards and opportunities with the biennial New Light Prize Exhibition.

In a bid to make contemporary art more accessible, we also run New Light Art for All, an education programme which includes talks, workshops and school projects.

Through the New Light Collection we aim to make the best in Northern visual arts available to everyone, particularly those who might not otherwise have easy access to it. By borrowing pieces from the Collection free of charge, public bodies and charities - including schools, hospitals and hospices - can experience the thrill of having art of the highest quality displayed on their walls.

The common thread through all we do is a deep belief that art matters and the North of England deserves to be celebrated.