Established in 2010 and directed by arts professional and curator James Lowther and artists Vicky Holbrough and Nicola Golightly, Navigator North has provided more than 100 artists with studio space across 15 different sites in the Tees Valley and County Durham.
Regular programmes offer professional development opportunities and support to artists to make and show work through artist bursaries, commissions, exhibitions, events and residencies in alternative spaces.
As part of its work with the Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership, Navigator North is leading on a brand-new project called Celebrating Hidden Middlesbrough.
Over the next two years, it will create and present community events, art exhibitions, workshops and a range of projects all inspired by Middlesbrough’s historically significant buildings, heritage archives and public collections.
What’s more, they’re doing it from a new base in the centre of town – the former Masham Hotel on Linthorpe Road