Our Team

Rachel Adam
Project Director
Rachel works Mon-Thurs
Lisa Blaney
Arts for Wellbeing Manager
Lisa works Mon-Wed
Jemma Gibson
Jemma Herring
Data and Business Manager
Jemma works Mon-Wed
Becky Madeley
Communications Manager 
Fran Arnold
Creative Producer 
Fran works Mon-Wed
Bridie Jackson
Creative Producer
Bridie works Mon, Tues and Thurs

Our Funders

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives.
The Arts Council support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.
Northumberland County Council is a unitary authority in North East England, which supports bait through Culture and Public Health.
Museums Northumberland bait works across South East Northumberland in the old Wansbeck and Blyth Valley districts.

Our Consortium

bait is managed by a consortium of organisations led by Museums Northumberland. We're working with a range of partners and artists on projects across South East Northumberland.

Museums Northumberland is the public name for Woodhorn Charitable Trust, an independent charity providing Northumberland’s museums service.  
Museums Northumberland are responsible for Woodhorn Museum, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, Hexham Old Gaol, and Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum.
Northumberland County Council support the programme through their Public Health and Culture agendas.

Northumberland College is the largest provider of further education training courses in Northumberland with centres in Ashington, Ponteland Newcastle, Hexham and Berwick.

Queen's Hall Arts (QHA) is the charitable company that manages the venue, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham and provides an art service to a large part of rural Northumberland.

Established in 1987 to provide information, advice, training and support to volunteers and local voluntary and community groups , Wansbeck CVS has operated primarily in South East Northumberland, delivering a number of services to the voluntary and community sector

Creative People and Places

Creative People and Places

Creative People and Places is about more people taking the lead in choosing, creating and taking part in art experiences in the places where they live.
There are 30 independent projects, each located in an area where people have traditionally had fewer opportunities to get involved with the arts. Creative People and Places projects have reached over 1.2 million people, 90% of who do not regularly engage in the arts.