What do we do?

Creative Case NORTH evolved from three regional strands of sector-led activity in 2012-2013, developed in response to Arts Council England’s launch of the Creative Case for Diversity in 2011.

In 2013 it was decided to create a North area context for the work, and the Creative Case NORTH Consortium was formed.  Activity since 2013 has been distributed across the North area.  In partnership with Arts Council England we have supported 10 partnership residencies, awarded 8 bursaries, delivered 9 North area events and produced 1 national event.

Our programmes encourage open dialogue, exploration and exchange of practice.  We have worked with independent artists and curators, museums, libraries, Bridge organisations and arts organisations of all disciplines.


Creative Case NORTH Consortium

Creative Case NORTH is led by a steering group of 13 members, and supported by 35 critical friends.  Collectively their expertise, insight and innovation informs and shapes our programme.

The Creative Case NORTH Steering Group is Chaired by Bill Griffiths of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, supported by Vice-chairs for the North West and Yorkshire regions.

Current steering group members are:

North East
ARC Stockton – Annabel Turpin
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art – Dr Caroline Murphy
GEM Arts – Vikas Kumar
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums – Bill Griffiths, Chair

North West
Contact – Suzie Henderson
Curious Minds – Kelly Allen
DaDaFest – Ruth Gould, Vice-chair
Halle Concerts Society – John Summers

Yorkshire & Humber
Artlink Hull – Kenn Taylor, Vice-chair
DECKA Creative Yorkshire – George Matheson
Opera North – Lesley Patrick
Tim Wheeler – Performance Maker, Arts Consultant, Teacher
Museum Development Yorkshire – Michael Turnpenny

This website has been developed using public funding awarded by Arts Council England.