About Festivals of the North East

Festivals of the North East presents the great range of cultural events and festivals across the North East. The website has grown out of the Festival of the North East initiative in 2013 and is supported by the North East Culture Partnership, and funded by the Association of North East Councils.

The North East Culture Partnership consists of the 12 local authorities, 5 NE Universities and leading business, arts and heritage organisations. The Partnership works to build on the strong foundations laid through the North East’s cultural regeneration so that it can harness the power of culture to promote health and well-being in our communities and a dynamic and successful economy. The North East Culture Partnership is now developing a ‘Case for Culture’, a 15 year vision for the North East, by Easter 2015.