Create Berwick


Create Berwick aims to make Berwick one of the most distinctive, must-see cultural destinations in the country.

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has designated Berwick as one of only three Culture and Creative Zones (CCZs) in the region. A CCZ is a designated area set up to support people and grow businesses working in the cultural and creative industries, with the ambition to provide a supportive and attractive environment for cultural and creative businesses and people to locate, start-up, grow, and flourish.

Around £1.5m has been provided by NTCA to kick-start Create Berwick over five years from 2022/23 to 2026/27. These initial resources will help lever in additional funding to invest in activities to support the growth and sustainability of the cultural and creative sector. Create Berwick will provide an inspiring and thriving working environment for creative people, a must-see destination for visitors, and a vital local asset shared by all of Berwick’s residents. Create Berwick is led by a small team at Northumberland County Council, supported and guided by an advisory group made up of people, creatives and artists from all over Berwick and North Northumberland.

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