Article Lead - wide996117053gh292yimage.related.articleLeadwide.729x410.gh28u5.png1431656900603.jpg-300x0Culture Creativity Place offers advisory services to local authorities, cultural organisations and city marketing agencies. Andrew Dixon has worked with over 80 local authority areas and has over 35 years experience of promoting places through culture and tourism as a journalist, Chief Executive and Director of Culture Creativity Place . The company has special expertise in:

  • Bidding for cities (UNESCO, EU Capital of Culture, UK City of Culture)
  • Culture and regeneration
  • Cultural visioning
  • Cultural partnerships
  • Festival development
  • Fundraising
  • Tourism research
  • Broadcasting partnerships

Current and recent clients include:-

  • Coventry City of Culture 2021
  • Leeds City Council
  • Hull City Council on UK City of Culture 2017
  • Coventry City Council
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Hull
  • Bradford City Council
  • York City Council
  • UNESCO City Media Arts
  • Planning Institute Australia
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • DHA consulting
  • CW8 – Warwick Arts Centre
  • Parabola Estates Edinburgh
  • The Biscuit Factory – Newcastle
  • Sunderland Cultural Partnership
  • Beam – Wakefield
  • Liverpool Institute of Cultural Capital
  • British Council
  • Tees Valley Combined Authority
  • Lambeth Council
  • Evora Portugal
  • Marketing Lancashire
  • Culture Luton
  • LARC – Liverpool
  • Medway Council
  • Southampton Council
  • Leeds 2023

Andrew Dixon leads the company from its base in Edinburgh and works with a small number of experienced associates on specific projects. Available for national and international speaking engagements, advisory work, short term consultancy work and project development.

Contact us by e mail at

Telephone 07850 572195

Andrew Dixon’s CV can be found on Linked IN – includes

  • Adviser Leeds 2023 EU Capital of Culture
  • Adviser Coventry 2021 Uk City of Culture
    Coventry Cathedral
    Coventry Cathedral


  • Led the bid for Hull to be UK City of Culture 2017
  • Adviser to York on UNESCO City of Media Arts
  • Programme Director World Summit on Arts and Culture
  • Bid team WOMEX with The Sage Gateshead – World Music Expo
  • CEO Creative Scotland
  • CEO NewcastleGateshead Initiative
  • CEO Northern Arts
  • Exec Director Arts Council England
  • Bid team NewcastleGateshead EU Capital Culture
  • Led World Cup bid Newcastle
  • Champion – Case for Capital £250 million strategy Angel of the North, The Sage Gateshead, Baltic, Theatre by the Lake Keswick
  • Honorary Doc Civil Law – University of Northumbria
  • Visiting Professor Warwick Business School, Coventry University
  • Cultural strategy Coventry and capital plan helping to secure over £40 million
  • Great Places adviser securing £2 million for culture heritage and tourism for Coventry
  • International keynote speaker


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