Culture Forum North is well-placed to deliver the vision.  We enable partnerships to develop through a unique ‘third space’ where our sectors meet equitably to share excellence, ambition and collaborative ideas – to aim high and transform society.

We will provide opportunities to learn, share and create through partnership, on the themes of Civic Impact, Skills Development and Knowledge Creation. We will do this by facilitating conversations and new connections, showcasing best practice, creating toolkits and delivering workshops, and working with networks and sector bodies regionally and nationally.

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The vision is informed by a comprehensive literature review and live case studies of partnerships and partnership activity between 2019 and 2021.

Culture Forum North’s new vision has been created in collaboration with the Midlands Higher Education & Cultural Forum and the South East Cultural Innovation Forum, and is fuelled by consultation with cultural organisations, higher/ further education institutions, and with sector leaders, networks, institutions, and funders nationally.

The creation of the vision has been funded by Arts Council England, with generous support from the Universities of Chester, Leeds, Liverpool John Moores and Newcastle.