RCE North East-2013

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3. Project partner contact information : 
Main Contact: 
Vidya Sarangapani: vidya@saarang.org.uk
5. Project description
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Saarang is a creative cultural company based in the North East of England. We currently work in the areas of cross-cultural understanding, international learning and empowering artistic excellence. We develop specific projects to address our focus areas by engaging extensively with the education sector in the North East. We also work with artists from culturally diverse backgrounds to showcase their work in world-class venues and to raise their profile nationally and internationally.

The 2011 census showed that around 2.5 million people lived in the North East of England. Around 4.6% of that population were from the BME communities or diverse ethnic populations. The North East is the least diverse area in Britain. The region also faces various other challenges such as high social depravation and support for various right wing political parties which has led to the prevalence of ignorance and misconceptions about members of diverse ethnic communities. Saarang is one of the many organisations that helps young people to understand and accept that people are different and it’s ok to be different.

6. Project status
On Going
Saarang was launched in 2010 and all our projects are long-term on-going projects. For more information please do visit www.saarang.org.uk
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