National Civil War Centre

Open Doors

We are Heritage and Culture in Newark and Sherwood. We’re delighted to have been awarded funding from Arts Council England to become a National Portfolio Organisation from April this year. Through our three-year programme, Open Doors, we aim to develop our understanding of the needs and interests of our communities, increase creative opportunities for young people and underserved groups and become a focal point for culture across Newark and Sherwood.

If you care about communities and want to be part of a thriving artistic and cultural movement in the East Midlands, we want to hear from you!

Aged 13 to 17? Be a Creative Influencer! - deadline extended!

We are setting up a group of 13 to 17 year olds who’ll work together, alongside our teams at the National Civil War Centre, Palace Theatre Newark, and Newark Castle and Gardens, to spark conversations and influence real change in our area. 

Snacks and drinks will be provided at our monthly meetings and you’ll get to enjoy trips on some Saturdays to museums and theatres around the UK. We work on fun projects like creating new exhibitions and events in your local community. Plus, we’ll give you a museum and theatre membership, which includes 20% off in Café Nineteen20.

To find out more and for how to apply, check out our info pack: Creative Influencer Pack (PDF File, 2,705kb)

Members of our team will read through your applications carefully and get back in touch with you shortly after the closing date of Tuesday 27th June at 5pm.

Could you be our Community Curator?

We’re looking for an experienced freelance curator with a background in participatory practice and community co-curation, to develop and deliver a series of touring events and activities across Newark and Sherwood which will connect people with their heritage, increase access to our collections and improve cultural engagement by breaking down barriers.

To find out more and how to apply, please take a look at our Community Curator Brief (PDF File, 2,520kb).

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 16th June 2023.