Who are we?

The purpose of the Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership

The Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership was founded to:

  • bring together arts and culture organisations and professionals in Middlesbrough to be a unified voice and an influential authority acting both regionally and nationally
  • support the bid by the Tees Valley Combined Authority to be named UK City of Culture in 2025
  • support the 2016 cultural strategy to culture across the borough as a significant force for community benefit and renewal
  • create an independent strategic sector-led approach to nurturing and developing culture in Middlesbrough
  • protect and build on the cultural heritage of Middlesbrough as a collective

The Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership will:

  • provide a voice for the whole cultural sector in Middlesbrough
  • develop a wide ambition for the role of arts in the town
  • present collective offer and voice to Middlesbrough’s people, visitors and to the wider region
  • develop a way of working which builds, enables and champions creativity and participation for artists and for audiences
  • build on the impact of artistic programmes
  • engage everyone creatively 
  • work collaboratively with local and international artists
  • support the Arts Council England Strategy 2020-2030

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