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.


⚡️ 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

Middlesbrough Pop-up Pride's community survey closes tomorrow (31st May) at 5pm! If you've got 5 mins to spare we'd love you to share your thoughts to help shape a #Pride event that truly celebrates & represents Tees Valley's #LGBTQIA+ communities.
➡️ https://t.co/p7tznKZBg9

Good luck to the team of #Durham2025.

The #CityofCulture2025 will be announced next week!

Clore Leadership are now inviting applications, offering bursary support for those in the #TeesValley region. Find out more about the @CloreLeadership programmes on their website or join a Zoom Q&A session taking place throughout June.
Find out more: https://t.co/2PLVYR3Fdm

Our latest newsletter includes opportunities for #TeesValley cultural leaders with @CloreLeadership and @NECulture.

Read more here: https://t.co/JQVNgwhbtv

The North East Culture Partnership's Annual Forum will take place on 12 July 2022.

The Annual Forum is an opportunity to bring the culture sector together to share and celebrate ideas, connections, and collaborations.

Reserve your place for free: https://t.co/0RQ9qlFhLM


Sat 10-4pm Vintage Clothing Market + mini makers market

Sat 7.30pm Comedy Club with MC Lee Kyle Louise Young Mike Milligan & Dean Moore https://t.co/7EcnMOQ8fL

Sun 4pm @Nelunlit @mtmiseryband @FJwords @benjaminamos101 & Harriet Bradshaw. https://t.co/4dYvC3IlZZ

Happening in #Middlesbrough tomorrow, the closing event of the latest exhibition at The Masham.

Save the date and reserve your tickets for our Annual Forum. Tues 12 July, 9:30am-4pm. The focus will be the #CaseforCulture Refresh including themes such as: equality & diversity, freelancer support & wellbeing & the climate crisis. Free to attend: https://t.co/0RQ9qlFhLM

“Let’s do this together! Let’s make Middlesbrough the #MostCreativeTown.” James Beighton of @teesvalleyarts reflects on our our plans for cultural investment in #Boro.

The Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership investment prospectus launched this week, showing exactly how investment will help make Middlesbrough the #MostCreativeTown. To find out more sign up to receive a copy. https://t.co/bwqCCnJNVd

Pop-up Pride plans to return to #Middlesbrough later this year & we'd love your thoughts on what you'd like to see from 2022's event. Take our quick survey & help shape a Pride event that truly celebrates #LGBTQIA+ communities across the Tees Valley…https://t.co/H8Qpyfx6nY

I’m over the moon to share my debut documentary for @guardian.


Nestled between the noisy A66 and tracks taking trains in and out of town sits possibly the coolest place in Middlesbrough most people have never been to.

We are bold. We are Middlesbrough


What is your favourite #Middlesbrough landmark and why?
You might have a personal connection to a place, a magical memory, architectural appreciation or perhaps an ancestor helped build it! Share yours below…

Stuck for #MothersDay Free places for our #Middlesbrough #HistoricQuarter walk this Sunday 11am -1pm with @BLERoom1
Email hiddenmbro@navigatornorth.com to book. Drop in 1-3pm at #TheMasham to pick up the new #HSHAZ map for a self guided walk and refreshments from @thestottieco

“Brilliant, brilliant news.” That was mayor Andy Preston’s reaction that a bold vision to make Middlesbrough the UK’s most creative town has been handed a major boost after millions of pounds in government funding was confirmed.


We've updated the opening date for #DownTown - a solo exhibition with Middlesbrough based artist, Emma Bennett open from 1pm on Sat 26th March.

Works include paintings, drawings and a specially commissioned site-specific wall painting inside #TheMasham

£5m boost to make Middlesbrough 'the most creative town in the UK'

Middlesbrough collaborates to bring fantastic opportunities to the town, including jobs.


Another superb announcement for Middlesbrough today - with £5m awarded for culture!

📚Central Library will become a beacon for children’s literacy

🚂 Middlesbrough Railway Station aims to become most creative in UK

🎨 The Auxiliary gallery to undergo full refit

Thank you to our brilliant @mbroculture, @MbroCouncil , @mimauseful, @aux_project, @TPExpressTrains - and of course @DCMS and @ace_national 🙏

More info here 👉 https://t.co/8t1pHznNTr

#Middlesbrough's cultural ambition further realised with @ace_national @DCMS & match funding which sees £5m investment. Really great news @aux_project @TPExpressTrains @MbroCouncil @PlatformaArts @BoroLibraries @mbroculture & @mimauseful @TeessideUni https://t.co/HSDYvVCfge

The power of collaboration! 💪 Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership was set up so we can work together for Middlesbrough. So we’re thrilled that collectively we’ve been successful in bidding for £4.25m from @DCMS to help make us the #MostCreativeTown.


9am tomorrow is our deadline for artist applications for #thetunnelgallery #hiddenmbro #publicart commission. Full details on our website under 'Opportunities'

♥️ Boro’s beating heart ♥️

An amazing photo of Church House, lit up by a new art installation by Stuart Langley.

It will beat for two weeks from this Thursday.

Thanks to @ace_national and @NavigatorNorth.

More info here: https://t.co/fs6pylui4u

Busy day yesterday hosting a special event for #hiddenmbro and sharing our progress leading on the #historichighstreets #culturalprogramme #Middlesbrough with @HistoricEngland @MbroCouncil @mbroculture https://t.co/x3F4GKvd6Y

If any arts/music/culture organisations fancy taking over our Instagram for #Twisterella2021, let us know! Paid role. You'll basically just put up loads of videos and photos of bands and of you and your pals having a lovely time...

Saturday 9th October in the heart of Boro. #UTB

Thanks for all who came along to see Jo’s performance, supported by assistant Steve 🔥

We’ve another lava pour in store at #MAW21 later this month… @OrangePipMarket @mbroculture

https://t.co/eW9VG09EqR https://t.co/IMP6Es6zf4

Get involved in this bid to make Middlesbrough a city!

Share your photographs with @MbroCouncil.

#MostCreativeTown #MostCreativeCity

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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