On 9 June 2020, representatives from sixteen cultural and higher education institutions across the North participated in a Culture Forum North digital discussion. Graduate Transition was the first step in bringing our members together to explore the potential for greater regional collaboration to provide creative graduate support.

Provocations and conversations revealed an ambition to do things differently and better in response to challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic – a collective commitment to develop structures and networks that enable a talent pipeline fit for the future. The report provides snapshots of the provocations, summarises the discussion around four key strands, and identifies eight priority requirements.