A History of the Arts in Teesside
Welcome to Tees Valley Arts' history of the arts in Teesside. This is an open source project in collaboration with Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Teesside University and Stockton Borough Council to document and celebrate the vibrant culture of Teesside over the generations.
The Tees Valley has had a history of arts organisations and cultural institutions that cover projects that take place Teesside Wide. One such example is The Cleveland International Drawing Biennale, which was a competition established in 1973.
There are various institutions both old and new for education in the region, which have in the past been involved in countless arts projects.
The Visual Arts
The Tees Valley is home to the Visual Arts, with venues ranging from contemporary art galleries such as mima to more traditional galleries such as the Heritage Gallery. There are many examples of Public Art such as the Bottle of Notes in Middlesbrough. There are also many arts studios in the region for both community art and individual practice.
The Performing Arts
Museums and Heritage
Due to its proximity to the River Tees and the East Coast, The Tees Valley is dominated by stunning Natural Heritage.
There are several local centres for media including newspapers, radio stations and TV studios in Teesside.