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.


  • Our purpose
    A quick blog post which explains in further detail the goals and aims of Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership.
  • Autism exhibition coming to Middlesbrough
    Arts Lab Teesside and Creative Factory are looking for submissions of art work from people who consider themselves on the Autistic spectrum.
  • A Pledge for Plain Language
    A post explaining Creative Factory’s Pledge for Plain Language as made by Gordon Dalton and James Beighton.

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

It's that time! We're looking for #volunteers for #MAW21. The chance to be involved in an immersive arts festival and to wear a super fashionable hi-vis jacket. We'd love to hear from you no matter how much time you can spare, everyone is welcome. Pls RT!

Good luck to everyone nominated at the #JournalCultureAwards!

And just like that - it is two weeks to go until Make & Mend Festival at @NTOrmesbyHall ! The official count down is on! Still time to join us -we've got workshops, artist demos, exhibitions, Makers Market, talks, colourful social spaces & more! Tix: https://t.co/rU69aZTQ4V

The line-up for Middlesbrough's #Twisterella2021 is announced today! We're thrilled to see so many activities returning to our town. Get your tickets for Twisterella and discover your favourite band in the heart of Middlesbrough.


📢Call out for emerging #Teesside music leaders & #classicalmusicians to join our paid #mentoring programmes October 2021-February 2022! 🎵

Apply by Wed 1st September ⬇️


Please RT! @mbroculture @mbro_townhall @youthmusic @ace_thenorth @teesvalleymusic

Eeee so nice to see the work from #seedsofhope commissioned by the Middlesbrough Mela. A little walk today with community group Streets ahead & Ubuntu centre participants. Big thank you to Dorman museum for the commission. A newsprint publication and more workshops coming soon.


#MAW21 presents a dystopian model village experience featuring four abandoned concrete tower blocks housed in a 40ft shipping container. Explore a future none of us want! MdZ ESTATE by Jimmy Caughty from 30 Sept. ⚠️

MAW IS BACK https://t.co/nowVnH3xJy

Middlesbrough Art Weekender are revealing their 2021 programme this week - starting today!

Middlesbrough Art Weekender is revealing their 2021 programme this week - starting with this.

Free, family-friendly and fun. #MostCreativeTown

Deadline is tomorrow to apply for this Celebrating Hidden Middlesbrough year-long artist residency exploring the cultural life of Boro’s historic town centre. https://t.co/mElfRtkRAK

#ArtistOpportunity #Middlesbrough

Brilliant opportunity to join the team @MbroCouncil - Creative Programmes and Partnerships Manager: https://t.co/wmCz9AkG7e Please share!

It's a beautiful day to get out and about in Middlesbrough and enjoy Sonic Arts Week.Take an Enviro Bike for a spin, listen to music in Centre Square and if the heat is a bit much then enjoy the cool and shade of A Room Full of Mad Sounds at The Auxiliary from 12pm-4pm.


It’s an incredible weekend to explore Middlesbrough and Sonic Arts Week, a celebration of sound, music & art. All free! Just remember your sun protection ☀️ https://t.co/AfLY3Dzye1

The sun is shining on Centre Square! Sonic Bikes and Sonic Allotments set up and ready to go 🌞 open 10-4 today as part of #SAW21


A @BaseCampBoro interview with @HeritageUnlockd's @Tosh_Warwick on his 'Memories of Middlesbrough in the 1970s and 1980s' book, the importance of Teesside's heritage and empowering local people to share their history https://t.co/2wDKADRDYx

Love this drone pic of #Middlesbrough Town Hall taken by #Nunthorpe resident Pete Spaldin.🏰

Our latest newsletter is out today. Announcing an artist call out for the Exchange Residency with @teesvalleyarts and extending our current exhibition with #thetunnelgallery in our new #creativespace #TheMasham until Saturday 28th August.


Families, friends & curious rainbow seekers!
We are delighted to present Nightfall: A Stellar Rainbow for 2021. Pre-sale tix to our mailing list on sale 12 Aug & then #Nightfall21 general sale live 19th Aug. To sign up to our mailing list visit: https://t.co/p2JubhGedA

Next week, we will be announcing #Nightfall21 dates & the theme for this year’s event! We think you’re going to love it. We will be dropping tickets across August, first to our lovely mailing list & then they will go on general sale! Sign up to mailer via: https://t.co/p2JubhGedA

Wonderful to visit @nationaltrust property @NTOrmesbyHall - an absolute #Middlesbrough treasure.

I encourage everyone to remember this wonderful asset, with an array of family events on offer including the FREE Love Local on Sunday.

Big thanks to @leniella & Gail for the tour!


In the Footsteps of Giants opens this week at Middlesbrough Theatre by Cultural Partnership members @lessismorepro. Get tickets here: https://t.co/TpwsDz9q1v

Tomorrow, 24 June at 18:00, Hearing From Artists by MIMA. Join a lively online discussion with artists from the Tees Valley and across the UK as they share insights into their work shown in the exhibition In the Castle of My Skin. Book here > > https://t.co/fb8KbTzTA2

Read all about the search for myths, legends and stories from Middlesbrough over on @thenorthernist blog. Share your stories to be part of a new art project.


It’s Market Day at Base Camp on Sat 3 July
👗Vintage Clothing Kilo Sale
🎨 Designer Maker Warehouse Market
🍸 Cocktails
🍔 Street food
🎴Tarot reading
⏰ 12noon til 6pm
🎟 Free admission

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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