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Bursary programme supports eight organisations in the North to contribute to the Creative Case for Diversity

Posted on 09 February 2016

Eight organisations in the North have been awarded Creative Case NORTH bursaries to support them in exploring how they contribute to the Creative Case for Diversity.

The Creative Case for Diversity is the Arts Council's approach to diversity and equality, setting out how both can enrich the arts for artists, audiences and our wider society.

Creative Case NORTH is a sector-led programme of activity exploring the Creative Case, developed by a consortium of arts and cultural organisations and artists in the North, supported by the Arts Council.

The Creative Case NORTH Consortium has done some amazing work over the past three years in raising the profile of its diversity and equality work which has been recognised nationally. The fact that the consortium is led by arts and cultural organisations is both encouraging and critical to its success. The event on 26 April will be a great opportunity to celebrate and share the practice of this year's eight Bursary holders. Abid Hussain, Director, Diversity, Arts Council England

The bursaries are providing six of our National Portfolio Organisations and two of our Major Partner Museums with the time, space and resources to develop their contribution to the Creative Case within their programming, collections or curatorial practice.

Rural Arts North Yorkshire, Helix Arts, CapeUK, Octagon Theatre, Prism Arts, Manchester Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Sage Gateshead will share learning at a national event at Leeds City Museum on 26 April 2016.

The event will welcome arts organisations, museums, and freelance artists, curators and producers, to listen, share, question and challenge their approaches to the Creative Case through case studies, group conversations and one-to-one exchanges.

The purpose of the bursaries is to stimulate and support National Portfolio Organisations and Major Partner Museums to explore, develop and articulate their contribution to the Creative Case for Diversity. We look forward to hearing their experiences and insights, and coming together with sector colleagues from across the country, for mutual learning, exchange, and action at our event in April. Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, Creative Case NORTH Steering Group Member and Artistic Director (CEO) of ZENDEH

You can register here for the Creative Case NORTH National Gathering. Further information about the Creative Case NORTH Bursaries is available.