We know the dynamism, productivity and skill of our workforce will be vital to our future success.

The cultural sector has a critical role, working collaboratively with our schools, colleges and universities.

We want to support our cultural organisations to help provide the right conditions to develop the skills of our workforce, realising the potential of our people and supporting their progression.

We want to become known as a region where people can progress and develop their careers in arts and heritage. A place where Turner Prize, BBC Young Musician or Europa Nostra award winners are nurtured and developed.