Links to some of the cultural organisations and projects below which the Shift is associated with:
About The Shift
The Shift Norwich is a creative consultancy specialising in the cultural sector - that is - arts, heritage and the built environment. Our mission is to improve people's quality of life and the places and communities in which they live, in a culturally sensitive way. We use the arts and creativity as a catalyst for change and to get people involved and excellent design and communications as a way of telling them about it.
We also want to help develop and promote Norwich as a city of culture, particularly the smaller venues and lesser known organisations and individual artists and promoters. So this site is also for people who want to know more about the creative and cultural side of Norwich and its surrounding county of Norfolk, whether you want to live and work here, or get the best out of visiting as tourists. Look for links across the site.
And if you are an artist wanting advice or someone who wants to commission high-quality cultural and creative work, this is a good place to start. Please get in touch.
The Shift has a number of parts which work together to provide a connected and cohesive consultancy service - click on the links above for info.
News and blog posts
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Support Culture Shift Norwich
You can support the free work that The Shift does to promote the arts in Norwich and Norfolk through Culture Shift updates and support of individual artists, and small organisations such as Sistema Norwich and Norwich Puppet Theatre by donating - small amounts help a lot
New! Artist development services including advice, mentoring, career support and how to set up a website! Head over to Mind Shift for more.
Full design service, arts or no arts! Get in touch for an initial discussion
Whatever project you have in mind contact us to see if we can help.
Call 07946 261651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Culture Shift Network
For Culture Shift email updates about what's going on in and around Norwich, sign up here.
The cultural landscape in Norwich
There are lots of really good people and organisations that we like working with in Norwich especially in the independent sector. Have a look at useful links here.
Here's a link to the building on Duke's Wharf where artist Rory Macbeth painted the entire text of Thomas More's Utopia on the outside walls. Amazing!
Watch this video by the late Sir Ken Robinson. He is saying something that is not really new but he explains it with illustrations and in a very coherent way. He is sadly missed.
Sir Thomas Browne
Who is Sir Thomas Browne? The answer - a highly respected physician living in Norwich at around the same time that Samuel Pepys was writing his diaries in London. He wrote several notable works and explored science, religion and curiosities through study. He lived in the Hay Hill area of Norwich where there are two sculptural tributes to him. A new website has just been launched to celebrate his life and to pull together the various sources of information about his work and life. www.sirthomasbrowne.org.uk
Design Shift offers graphic design, communication, PR and marketing services aimed primarily at the arts, heritage and cultural sectors. This is a broad offer and includes branding, interpretation, public realm, signage and information design. Here's a link to more about what we can offer.
Digital Shift - with experience and expertise in the arts and heritage sectors we can work with you to develop ideas and strategies and then deliver web development, social media, bespoke apps, film and sound. Find out more.
Culture Shift is a resource to help develop the cultural offer in Norwich and elsewhere, through creative projects, cultural tourism, place-making, cultural planning, business, artist and audience engagement and development through collaborative working. Get details about Culture Shift here
Culture Shift Network is a free arts and cultural network resource in Norwich. Working mostly by email updates, it is random, informative, casual and useful. To sign up for email updates click here.