Vision, Mission and Values


Highlights will present vibrant, entertaining and thought-provoking cultural activities to enrich the lives of people in rural communities across the north of England.


Highlights connects artists and audiences though inspirational and entertaining shared cultural experiences. We will
Engage with a diverse range of artists, companies and creative practitioners;
Support a network of grassroots volunteers to programme varied creative events in village halls and community spaces in Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland and help them provide great social occasions;
Prioritise communities who have limited access to professional cultural work;
Expand the network, giving greater access to the work and increasing the profile of rural touring across the north of England;
Work with schools and community groups to deliver events and participatory activities.


Highlights aims to be fair minded, kind, open, collaborative and inclusive. We will
Nurture and support our staff, artists, promoters, volunteers and audiences;
Be responsive, with a ‘can do’ but pragmatic approach to our work;
Consider the environmental impact of all our activities.