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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.

Take a look at what we're up to. Visit the National Civil War Centre to see our Artist in Residence in action or attend a free creative workshop.

Upcoming events

Find out about upcoming events as part of the Open Doors programme.

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Artist in Residence

We’re looking for two early-mid career community-focused artists, creatives or collectives to take up a residency based in public studio space at National Civil War Centre in Newark. Click 'More Info' for a full brief.


Open Doors for Schools

Find out more about fully funded learning sessions available for free to schools.

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Creative Influencers

The Creative Influencers are an enthusiastic and creative group of teenagers from the local area. They meet monthly to help improve access and opportunities for young people to engage in arts and culture in Newark.


Time Travel Tots

Time Travel Tots appears at various venues across the district, inviting toddlers to discover the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, the Romans and Medieval Times through learning and play.


Our Heritage

Getting involved in heritage has the power to enrich our lives and offers the chance for communities across Newark and Sherwood to discover objects from museum collections which are not normally on display.


Meet the Team

Meet the wonderful group of people who'll be creating, planning and sometimes hosting our Open Doors programme.


Open Doors Board

Open Doors Board Members work alongside our staff and volunteers to drive the Open Doors programme forward.