The Case for Culture Steering Group is a small group of board members drawn from the cultural sector who have taken on the role of helping the North East Culture Partnership (NECP) drive-forward the aspirations outlined in the Case for Culture.

The Case for Culture (C4C) Steering Group is a small group of 6 Board members drawn from the cultural sector who have taken on the role of helping the North East Culture Partnership (NECP) drive-forward the aspirations outlined in the Case for Culture. The group, originally formed to help involve the wider arts and heritage sector in the preparation of the Case for Culture, is now focussing on its delivery.

Five of the C4C Steering Group have each taken on specific responsibility for one of the five aspirations in C4C.

Chair: Ros Rigby, an independent consultant, formerly Performance Programme Director at Sage Gateshead

Participation and Reach: Annabel Turpin, ARC Stockton

Children and Young People: Miranda Thain, Theatre Hullabaloo

Economic Impact: Richard Evans, Beamish The Living Museum of the North

Talent and Progression: Sharon Paterson, Teesside University

Innovation and Distinctiveness: Keith Merrin, the National Glass Centre

Each aspiration has a working group, chaired by the Board member, drawn from the sector and with a wider stakeholder engagement through communications, updates and the annual Stakeholder Forum organised by NECP.

Anyone interested in either the individual aspirations, the wider stakeholder community or receiving updates on the work of NECP and the C4C Steering Group, can contact NECP directly or sign-up to the mailing list.