North East Culture Partnership

The North East Culture Partnership champions, promotes and supports the arts and heritage sectors in the region and internationally. It brings together practitioners, local authorities, universities, colleges, businesses and voluntary organisations from across the North East of England.

ARC’s Chief Executive & Artistic Director, Annabel Turpin, has been an NECP Board since its inception in 2014. She helped develop Case for Culture, the North East’s cultural strategy for 2015 – 2030, is a member of the Case for Culture steering group and chairs the Participation & Reach Working Group.

Visit the North East Culture Partnership’s website.

Stockton Borough Council

ARC works with Stockton Borough Council, one of our core funders, across a number of areas.

As the Council’s strategic arts development partner, we deliver creative activities for people from across the Borough. We contribute to the Council’s priorities around places and open spaces, keeping the community safe, young people, health, helping communities prosper, the provision of care and great experiences.

We work directly with Children’s and Adult Services as well as the Arts, Culture and Leisure team.

Visit Stockton Borough Council’s website.

Tees Valley Combined Authority & Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

TVCA leads economic regeneration for the Tees Valley. Culture is one of six strategic priorities in the region’s Strategic Economic Plan. ARC works with the TVCA on a number of projects and initiatives, including Great Place Tees Valley, to help deliver cultural development across the Tees Valley.

ARC’s Chief Executive & Artistic Director, Annabel Turpin, is a LEP Board member and Theme Lead for culture, and chairs the independent Tees Valley Creative & Visitor Economy Task Force, established in 2020 by the Tees Valley Mayor.

Visit the Tees Valley Combined Authority’s website.