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Engagement and Place Awards

31 October 2022

Creative Fuse North East brings together the combined strengths, assets and networks of five North East universities. It supports the region’s creative, cultural and digital businesses and freelancers. We bring expertise from the region’s universities to help North East creative and cultural SMEs and freelancers grow and develop. We help them to respond to new opportunities and become more sustainable. We drive the potential for the region’s businesses to make better use of their creativity and innovation potential. We support collaboration between creative and cultural SMEs and the wider economy. Newcastle University lead this collaborative project involving the other North East universities: Northumbria, Durham, Sunderland and Teesside. We have supported over 300 businesses and practitioners in the project’s first phase (2016-2019) with similar numbers forecast for the second phase.


This video was produced following our win at the Engagement and Place awards.