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Culture 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 30 years experience of promoting places through culture. 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
  • Fundraising
  • Broadcasting partnerships

Current and recent clients include:-

  • Hull City Council
  • University of Hull
  • Parabola –  Edinburgh
  • York City Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • DHA consulting
  • CW8 – Warwick Arts Centre
  • The Biscuit Factory – Newcastle
  • Sunderland Cultural Partnership
  • Visit York – now ‘Make it York’
  • Wakefield BEAM
  • Coventry City Council
  • Milton Keynes Council

    Creative workshop Wakefield
    Creative workshop Wakefield

Andrew Dixon leads the company from its base in Edinburgh and works with  a small number of experienced associates on specific projects.

Contact us by e mail at  andrew@andrewdixon.org

Telephone 07850 572195

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

  • Leading the bid for Hull to be UK City of Culture 2017
  • Adviser to York on UNESCO City of Media Arts
  • Programme Director  Wolrd Summit on Arts and Culture
  • Bid director WOMEX – 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 Cultural Policy – University of Hull
  • Adviser to Leeds, Wakefield, York, Coventry, Milton Keynes
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Hull win UK City of Culture 2017 !


Culture Creativity Place were the advisers for Hull’s successful bid to be UK City of Culture in 2017.

BBC Coverage at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-25014341

Preview piece at http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/debate/columnists/andrew-dixon-from-hull-s-hellish-image-problem-the-city-of-culture-title-can-deliver-prestige-1-6240293


Arts Professional Opinion piece http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/280/article/more-support-success


city announce

Hull estimates that it will receive  over £60 million economic benefit from hosting UK City of Culture and the award has already helped accelerate other developments such as the regeneration of the Fruit Market area, the growth of audiences for Freedom Festival and investment in public realm. CCP advised on programme, budgeting, and then fundraising and partnership development. We helped lay the foundations for partnerships with  Arts Council England, BBC, BFI, health agencies, University of Hull, regional and national cultural organisations and local businesses, securing over 20 sponsors and significant public funding.


See the film at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXJkDgBUR9c

Currently available for speaking engagements and advice to cities on the benefits of bidding for:

UNESCO status

UK City of Culture 2021

EU Capital of Culture