By becoming a member of Newcastle Creates, you can get involved in setting a city-wide strategy for culture in the city.

Our ethos

Newcastle Creates has cultural democracy at its heart.  We want people from all backgrounds and organisations to join us and develop a truly collaborative, cross sector approach to setting the agenda for culture in the city.

Newcastle Creates is a cooperative, owned by its members, each of whom has a say in what it does and how it does it.  Every member has a vote on resolutions presented at its general meetings.  Operating as a co-operative gives us the chance to remove the barriers associated with invitation-only or sector specific networks. We are building a collaborative, community-based model for cultural development that will prioritise learning, sharing, exchanging and partnering.


How we work

Our directors will be elected by members annually, to ensure that Newcastle Creates is representative of, and accountable to, the people who live and work in the city and have an interest in its culture.

Members are invited to four general meetings a year and to the Annual General Meeting. These meetings give members the opportunity to give feedback, put forward proposals, help shape the strategic direction and vote on resolutions put forward by the Board.


Join us

Membership is FREE and is open to anyone over the age of 16 who has an interest in the culture of the city and wants to have a say in how it develops in the future.

What are the Benefits?

  • Free Quarterly Newsletter
  • Be heard as a voice for culture in Newcastle
  • Be part of the campaigns designed to protect, or to enhance the growth and development of the cultural and creative sectors of the city
  • Become actively involved in the work of Newcastle Creates which interests you
Rules of Newcastle Creates Ltd

Application Form

Membership for Newcastle Creates is open for applications. Please register your interest on the form below, making sure to include your postal address. More information can be found in the Rules for the Cooperative.

    Individual membershipOn behalf of an organisation

    ResidentPlace of workPlace of studyRegular visitorMy heart is in Newcastle

    I am over 16

    Yes please, keep me up-to-date via email on the latest news and events from Newcastle Creates

    Confirmation of support for the aims and objectives of Newcastle Creates

    I/We agree to be a become a member of Newcastle Creates, which is a cooperative governed by the Cooperative and Community benefit Societies Act 2012. If the cooperative is wound up, I/we promise to pay £1 towards its debts, if asked.


    Your form will be processed by Newcastle City Council and the data is managed the Tourism and Culture department within the Council under instruction by Newcastle Creates.  You can withdraw consent/membership at any time by contacting Andrew Rothwell on 0191 211 5610 or

    Please note that processing your personal data will cease once you have withdrawn consent, but this will not affect any personal data that has already been processed prior to this point.