Collaboration is key to our success. By working together we can deliver our aspirations by 2030.

We realise our ability to work together effectively as a region is one of our unique strengths, a strength upon which we need to build.

Through the North East Culture Partnership, we wish to:

Secure the future of the NECP

With a move towards a formally established organisation, to give us the structure through which we can continue to coordinate our work and achieve our aspirations.

Work with central government and national bodies

Working with the likes of Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, our local authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships and other partners we will ensure the voice of our culture partnership is heard – on areas such as legislation, policy, practice and funding. We are in discussion with our key stakeholders and funders to establish mutually understood priorities for investment, enabling them to make good use of the local intelligence available via the North East Culture Partnership.

Increase investment into culture in the region

We have estimated that there is already around £100M of investment from partners including local authorities, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, secured for new projects in the region over the next five years. We want to work with partners, including both Local Enterprise Partnerships in our region, other national bodies and European funding streams, to at least treble this to ensure we can deliver on the ambitions of the Case for Culture.

Making the case

Collaboration is our key to success. We want to encourage everyone working in the cultural sector to use the Case for Culture to make a case for investment in their plans, projects and ambitions, to help achieve our five aspirations.