We’re a collective of arts, heritage & culture organisations, businesses and freelancers on a mission to Make Middlesbrough the Most Creative Town in the UK. We came together as a group of artists, arts and culture organisations and professionals to be a voice for creativity in Middlesbrough.


On this day, in 1868, Middlesbrough’s Albert Park was opened by Prince Arthur of Connaught whose father (Prince Albert) the park was named after

These images shows the Park Gates in around 1900 and today #ThrowbackThursday

Join the CFNE Conference on 14 Sep @mbro_townhall & explore:

🌟Creative Places, the Urban, the Rural & Levelling-Up
🌟Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
🌟Creative Industries & Internationalisation
🌟Evaluation in the Cultural & Creative Sectors

Book now:

Are you a freelancer, a sole trader or SME working in the creative and cultural industry in the Tees Valley area?

Complete our survey so we can support and help you to find new ways to innovate, collaborate and most importantly grow.


If you’re a woman artist, maker or creative business leader in the #TeesValley, and you want to grow, then you are invited to the @CreativeFuseTV BoldlyGrow programme.

The programme will help you play to your strengths as a creative individual.


Creative and cultural organisations, SMEs and freelancers in the #TeesValley region are invited to host an intern from Teesside University in a fully-funded 4-week internship in partnership with @CreativeFuseTV.

Find out more here: https://t.co/sXkHfpegVF

Register for your free ticket!

Taking place on 14&15 Sept, our CFNE conference will bring together businesses, creative practitioners and expertise from the region’s 5 universities to support the vibrant and fast-growing Creative, Digital and IT sector.


For primary school teachers in #Middlesbrough and the #TeesValley an opportunity to learn about a new #ArtsAward pack to boost your knowledge of the contribution made by Black communities during World War I & World War II.

Find out more and book: https://t.co/h9NonYyDHp

🗓 August events for #Middlesbrough and #TeesValley

Creative learning & cultural organisations & freelancers are invited to attend a Region of Learning and Digital Badge Information Session.

Thursday 4 August, 10am - 11:30am, at @BaseCampBoro.


Applications for these four commissions worth £50,000+ close on Monday.

Find out more and apply ⬇️

#ArtistOpportunities #Middlesbrough #TeesValley

Free CPD for primary teachers on Black Lives in World War I and World War II, creative commissions worth £50,000+ and news from the Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership members in our July newsletter. https://t.co/JsDe4DFFFC

Another alleyway regeneration - Longford Street, Middlesbrough. Looking brilliant.

If you work, practice or volunteer in arts, heritage and culture in #Middlesbrough or the #TeesValley, sign up to receive our monthly newsletter featuring commissions, artist call-outs, funding, training, and development and partnership opportunities. https://t.co/qLcu442vOl

Nominations are open for the Black History Youth Awards by @TasteAfricaNE.

Black History Youths awards aim to recognise young people who have been able to withstand adversity and bounce back and grow despite challenges.

Find out more and nominate: https://t.co/tNwhGnaL2n


MAW, in partnership with @mimauseful and @MattsGallery are now accepting applications

Find out more here ➡ https://t.co/NQCNEWbYXE

Artist Fee: £500

Includes studio visits with national and international curators.

And a deadline of Monday 25 July to apply to this artist open call for Middlesbrough Art Weekender. #ArtistOnTwitter

Deadline of Monday 25 July for these freelance opportunities with Stellar Projects. #NorthEastJobs

Artist Open Call for @MAW_weekender 2022.

Middlesbrough Art Weekender re seeking applications for work by #Artists based in the #NorthEast or who have a connection to the area for an exhibition inspired by POWER.

Apply by 25 July 2022.


Sad to see the passing of Claus Oldenburg who created Bottle of Notes for #Middlesbrough in 1993 with his partner Coosje van Bruggen - probably the first major international public sculpture to be sited in the NE. #caseforculture @NECulture

Four new creative commission opportunities with #SouthTeesCreativeHealth.

🟡 Intergenerational Dance pilot programme
🟡 Creative Writer & Visual Artist Opportunity
🟡 Creative Day Service
🟡 Care Home Creative Health Programme

Find out more ➡️ https://t.co/5qYKEISU9X

Opportunity: @StellarProject2 are recruiting for two freelance positions to support #Nightfall22. The application deadline is midday on Monday 25 July. Find out more: https://t.co/pP0MmxVcTn

Some of the Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership members are heading to Gateshead today for the North East Culture Partnership's Annual Forum. Looking forward to hearing about the ways we can (and already are!) develop/ing creativity and culture in the region. #NEForum22

🗓 July events for #Middlesbrough and #TeesValley Creative Conversations - supporting the development of arts and health. 20 July, 9:30am

Bringing together professionals from the health, arts and culture, and voluntary and community sectors.


🗓 July events for #Middlesbrough and #TeesValley creative practitioners. 14 July, 4pm.

Nature & Creativity: A free CPD and networking event for teachers, creative practitioners and cultural industry professionals.


Our monthly newsletter for people working in arts, heritage and culture in the #TeesValley #Middlesbrough includes opportunities for commissions, training, events, bursaries and networking. Read June's instalment here: https://t.co/EnWnhSjRYF

Participants needed!

@Borderlands_CPP are looking for residents of Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland to share their stories as part of an exciting new oral history project.

We're pleased to be supporting this project through preserving the recordings in our collections

This short film from @HistoricEngland shows just what a fantastic town Middlesbrough is for arts and heritage. It profiles the #CelebratingHiddenMiddlesbrough project led by @NavigatorNorth which aims to uncover our heritage and tell unheard stories.


Levelling Up and the Creative Industries: Resources for Local Authorities. @CreativePEC blogs, stats and case studies for those working in or with the creative industries.


How do we achieve gender equality in the creative and cultural sector? Debate discuss and network at @BaseCampBoro this Thursday at 12pm. Book here: https://t.co/ksr5pei6rW

⚡️ Middlesbrough Art Weekender is back 22-25 September 2022

Our 5th edition invites over 75 of artists & makers to explore the theme power, POWER. Its another town takeover, and this one is going to be loud. https://t.co/rVML41WVGj

#maw #middlesbrough #middlesbroughartweekender

Extended deadline: You now have until 14 August to apply to represent Tees Valley on our board and help us refresh the #CaseForCulture. Further info: https://t.co/pgNc2BZhng

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Tomorrow, 24 June at 18:00, Hearing From Artists by MIMA. Join a lively online discussion with artists from the Tees…

Posted by Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership on Wednesday, 23 June 2021