FRANKO B, Chris Dreier & Frank Lohmeyer, Ben Jeans Houghton, Paul Grimmer and Richard Phipps

Investors in Globe Gallery Fundraising Launch

15 April, 2011

Our first event offered visitors the opportunity to see the old Co-op Bank in a raw state with access to the vaults, safes and counters but in place of bullion, to see a range of art work produced by regional, national and international artists who are the backbone of our organisation, providing thousands of people with great experiences for more than 16 years.

We would asked for support from the public by investing in our organisation and the many forms of work we do:

  • We produce cutting-edge contemporary art exhibitions both in our gallery and outside in empty shops and disused spaces with the clear aim of bringing art to a broad audience including people who would not normally visit an art gallery

  • We work with artists to help develop their careers and improve their ability to make a living from art

  • We work with hundreds of volunteers each year to help them develop personal and practical skills with the aim of improving confidence, a sense of belonging and employability

  • We work with schools to provide workshops and arts projects

  • We provide internships, placements and talks to colleges and universities

  • We provide frontline public services to support the new Work Programme and mental health providers

  • We work with businesses in a range of creative and mutually beneficial ways

  • We work with third sector partners to help improve our community and engage people of all backgrounds


The event includes a live performance from world famous artist FRANKO B and installations by Chris Dreier & Frank Lohmeyer (Berlin), Ben Jeans Houghton (Newcastle), Paul Grimmer (Newcastle) and Richard Phipps (Newcastle).

In return we offered certificated designed by international artists which are still available.