The vision for Creative Nottingham North was developed in 2015 with community organisations and arts organisations coming together to express a shared sense of purpose for enhancing creative opportunities in the area.  

Our vision is bold and ambitious – to develop the six wards of Nottingham North as a creative and digital industries hub – Aspley, Basford, Bestwood, Bilborough, Bulwell and Bulwell Forest.

Our Vision for the future:

Nottingham North is a creative place, confident in turning ideas into action which create real change for the area. It is full of lively open spaces, indoors and outdoors, including vibrant shops, community centres, lively schools, parks, pubs and streets, nurseries and youth clubs, allotments and green space, sports and leisure centres.

Creativity in the area is valued and residents of the area are confident in their creative thinking skills and ability to turn creative ideas into action and businesses. The area values its diverse cultures and intergenerational communities, as well as understanding and appreciating its rich heritage.

In the area, it is easy to access space for creative and entrepreneurial use, the creative community is well networked and connected to each other and the creative networks in the city, and cultural and entrepreneurial projects are well-run, well-planned and well-resourced.

The area has a healthy volunteering community but key individuals are remunerated for their particular skills and people in the area are working in and/or see themselves working in the creative and digital industries sector.

The assets of the area are shared and used widely by people of all ages and it is the most creative cluster of neighbourhoods in the UK.

How to get involved

If you would like to contribute to making this vision a reality  – please do get in touch and let us know how you would like to get involved.

Cathy Mahmood, Creative Nottingham North Coordinator
07808 165209