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.