Great Place Tees Valley is an ambitious three-year programme (2018-2020) devised by partners across the Tees Valley and brought together by Tees Valley Combined Authority. Great Place Tees Valley aims to use culture to create a genuine, shared, positive sense of place and identity across our region that will inform local social and economic policies.
Great Place Tees Valley is one of 16 Great Place projects across England, made possible with £1.3million Lottery Funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.
The programme combines five “settlement” arts, heritage and culture places situated in Tees Valley communities and five “cross-cutting” programmes of varied arts, heritage and cultural engagement activities, which take place across all five boroughs, developing and extending existing cultural practice and strengths of work in the Tees Valley.
Great Place Tees Valley brings together the five Tees Valley Local Authorities and our cultural organisations, ARC, Theatre Hullabaloo, Mima, Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF), The Northern School of Art, Teesside University, and Tees Valley Arts. Target communities will be involved in high-quality participatory projects and events delivering a range of outcomes including empowerment, personal development, creative skills and a collective voice.