We’re excited to announce our recent appointment by North East Lincolnshire Council to drive forward the creation of a new Creativity Strategy to underpin the resurgence in creative work in the area.

North East Lincolnshire Council said –

“Following the announcement of North East Lincolnshire as a Priority Place for Arts Council England yesterday, the Cultural Strategy, which was agreed by the council in 2017, needs updating to reflect the significant strides have been made in the borough to bring culture and heritage forward.

Since 2017, significant amounts of government and National Lottery money has been awarded for programmes such as Grimsby Creates, Cultural Development Fund (CDF) programme, Heritage Action Zone, Cleethorpes Townscape Heritage Programme and Towns Fund programme.

Cllr Callum Procter, Cabinet member for culture, explained: “Creativity can play a vital role in the economic, social and environmental prosperity of our communities. Much of the activity being undertaken by the council and partners stems from that 2017 Strategy, and it’s now time to update our work and build on the firm foundations now in place.

In recent years, money awarded through the various programmes and bids has supplemented and enhanced creative activity delivered by great local organisations. Now, this vital funding will help us develop that creative vision for the area, and help us secure support from National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, working in partnership with the council.

Over the next few months, Beam will look at what progress has been made recently and, working with stakeholders and local people, develop a fun and engaging strategy for the future that will focus on three key elements:

  • How to build leadership to champion the role of creativity across the borough
  • how to engage young people
  • how to celebrate North East Lincolnshire’s rich and varied heritage to a wider range of audiences”

Read more on the Council’s website.


We’re delighted to have been appointed to create a dynamic Creativity Strategy for and with the people of North East Lincolnshire. We’re excited by this unique opportunity to consolidate the existing rich evidence base around culture and creativity in the area, build on achievements to date and explore how the power of creativity can help residents and visitors to shape NEL’s distinct sense of place.


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