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Culture and Creative

Fostering a new era for culture and creative in the North East

We are empowering our region to become a global hub for collaboration in the creative and cultural industries through everything from games animation and immersive technologies to fashion design and curation.

We offer a range of courses, apprenticeships, and qualifications to suit, as well access to cutting-edge research techniques and state-of-the-art facilities.

Research & Innovation

Connecting researchers and practitioners from across the arts and humanities, we conduct research that seeks to enrich cultural understanding, increase cultural engagement, enhance public debate, further creative and applied practice, and drive positive social change.

We also provide businesses with consultancy and expertise across disciplines encompassing graphic design, comics, fashion to interior design, curating to film, tv and more.

Workforce Development

Accredited/non-accredited CPD

  • Creative Academy
  • Arts psychotherapy
  • Design thinking
  • Media training
  • Communicating with confidence
  • Interior design
  • Creative Summer Schools

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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) is an art museum and gallery showcasing international collections and exhibitions. MIMA has changing seasonal exhibitions, collection displays, learning activities and community-focused initiatives involving collaborators locally, nationally and internationally.

The institute is renowned for its civic mission and community engagement, and it is a Tate Plus Gallery with a steady stream of international and national artists, curators, policymakers, funders and audiences visiting the gallery each week.

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