Applications are now open for CREATE PLACE

CREATE PLACE: The Placemaking and Co-Creation Leadership Programme in North Staffordshire and Cheshire East

Applications are now open!

£150k has been secured for a new project to develop creative leaders across North Staffordshire and Cheshire East. A total of £6m is being invested by Arts Council England in museums, libraries and arts across the country to help tackle skills gaps, a lack of diversity, and to support the continued growth and long-term sustainability of the sector.

Applications are now open for CREATE PLACE, focussing on place-making for both heritage & arts organisations in North Staffordshire and Cheshire East.  Important terms in our cultural approach are co-creation, co-production and co-curation. The programme will pay attention to the socio-economic contexts of second-order cities, including their usually rurally dispersed communities, and their need to attend to locality-specific, narrative-rich partnership work to engage hard-to-reach communities.

This programme is free for successful applicants, thanks to Arts Council’s Transforming Leadership Fund.

Drawing upon the region’s rich creative heritage, the Placemaking and Co-Creation Leadership Programme intends to develop leaders who will play a transformative role in the future of the arts in the region. Focussing on placemaking and co-creation, the programme will work with existing consortium networks, local authorities, higher education institutions and regional cultural organisations to address the needs of its rurally dispersed communities.

Download the application pack and more details from  here.