Dr Ben Walmsley is Associate Professor in Audience Engagement, University of Leeds.

Manchester's Factory arts centre, designed by Rem Koolhaas's OMA practice, was granted planning permission in January and has received significant funding from the UK government. © OMA. Image Courtesy Factory Manchester

Will Manchester’s cultural boom benefit the whole of the North?

Manchester has received the lion’s share of recent arts funding in northern England, to the irritation of other leading cities. Can its success benefit everyone?

1 Feb 2017