It brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience, both in its partners’ individual areas of expertise and in the group’s collective understanding about the value and potential impact of partnership working.

The Forum, supported by Arts Council England, welcomes partners from across the cultural and academic spectrum in the North who share an ambition to lead cultural thought, learning and practice through knowledge sharing and co-creation.

Our vision...

… is for partnerships between universities and cultural organisations across the North of England to be widespread, and through excellence in sharing knowledge, innovating and creating, to be nationally recognised for our meaningful impact on society.

Our mission…

… is to work with our members to provide a definitive voice for the value of partnerships and a dynamic platform through which we can share knowledge, champion excellence and develop opportunities to do more and better together.

Forum members work together on
three key agendas.