Our Inquiry

The Post-Covid Action Plan for Northern Culture


‘What does Northern Culture need to rebuild, rebalance and recover?’

This year, the Northern Culture APPG will hold a major inquiry into what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover. This inquiry will produce a bespoke ‘State of the North’ report on Northern Culture, providing a united voice on pan-Northern cultural asks and priorities in order to shape and influence future Government decision making and policy.

The Northern Culture Inquiry will hear evidence with a view to:

  • making recommendations to Government on rebalancing Northern Culture in recovery
  • producing a ‘Post-Covid Action Plan’ to rebuild Northern Culture
  • generating and influencing debate and policy thinking to accelerate and embed policy change
  • highlighting the need to level-up investment to support cultural growth in Northern towns and cities

To ensure that the inquiry report is as open as possible and builds upon the most up-to-date and robust evidence, the APPG will be launching a Call for Evidence to the cultural community. We are particularly keen to receive evidence that relates to our priority areas set out in this document.

Please click here to read our inquiry timeline and deadlines for submitting evidence.

For more advice and guidance about the submission process please contact [email protected].


Submitting Evidence

We want to hear views from cultural stakeholders from right across the North. We are encouraging all evidence on how to level-up opportunities to increase diversity, sustainability, accessibility and resilience in Northern Culture.

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Get involved

Download our sponsor spec here!

If you are interested in sponsoring the APPG and our inquiry, please get in touch.

The Northern Culture APPG is kindly supported by our leading sponsor the University of Huddersfield, Academic Partner Northumbria University, Founding Partner The Old Courts and Northern Culture Club members Counterculture, Curious Minds and CT Consults.

Becoming a partner of the Northern Culture Club provides your organisation with the opportunity to support and inform the work of the Group. For further details please get in contact at [email protected] .