North East Culture Partnership
Culture has been a key factor in the economic and creative growth of the North East and the Culture Partnership for the North East captures the clear enthusiasm for building on this.
The aim of the partnership, which includes all 12 local authorities, arts and cultural organisation, businesses and educational organisations,sport and tourism, is to build on the strong foundations laid through the North East's cultural regeneration so that it can harness the power of culture to promote health and well-being and to forge a dynamic and successful economy.
The partnership recognises the value of culture across the whole area and is aiming to raise the profile of the sector to ensure the North East has a strong, influential and coherent voice at regional, national and international levels.
The Culture Partnership was established by ANEC following discussions involving a wide range of stakeholders and a result of a local authoritymember led task and finish group who drew on the insights of expert contributors.
All who wish to be involved can be part of the partnership which comestogether in a full inclusive stakeholder event to set the agenda forfuture actions and activities. This unique partnership is about jobs,profile, quality and well-being; protecting assets and enhancing oureconomic and social offer. It was launched on 17 July 2013 at Durham Castle.
The Culture Partnership Board consists of 12 local authority politicians with responsibility for culture in their councils and 12 members drawn from across the breadth of other sectors. It is jointly chaired by David Budd, Elected Mayor, Middlesbrough Council and John Mowbray OBE, Immediate Past President of the North East Chamber of Commerce.
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