About Navigator North

Navigator North are a Tees Valley based, artist led organisation who initiate activities to raise the profile of artists and creative practice in the North East – inspiring visual artists and creative communities to thrive.

Established in 2010 and directed by arts professional and curator, James Lowther and artists Vicky Holbrough and Nicola Golightly, we have provided over 100 artists with studio space across 15 different sites in 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.

Curated to specific themes, programme activities aim to raise the public awareness of artists, artworks and creative practice, stimulating dialogue, interaction and engagement between artists and the public.

Navigator North is a registered Community Interest Company. No. 07378427
Registered Address: Dundas House, Dundas Street, Middlesbrough. TS1 1HY


Good Practice

We aim to build the principles of good practice into our work, including diversity and inclusion.


Work & Play Publication

Check out our publications and resources from projects and programmes.

Working in Partnership

Soup Labels

We are proud to collaborate with regional and national project partners and funders.

Studio Spaces

Find out about our studio spaces available for artists.