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For the benefit of everyone in North East Lincolnshire

The Legacy of Grimsby Creates

  • Creative Programme – a major programme of new activities with international links, engaging new audiences/visitors and attracting investment.   
  • Business Development – supporting local creative businesses and individuals wanting to start their venture to unlock growth and build sustainability.
  • Creative Workspace alongside the Kasbah Grant Repair Scheme – act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the historic Kasbah area.   
  • St James Square – redeveloping an outdoor public space where cultural events can take place. 

After 3 successful years as Grimsby Creates administrating the Cultural Development Fund (CDF) programme for Grimsby, it was time to move onto the next phase for creative and heritage activity in North East Lincolnshire. Launched in September 2023, Create North East Lincolnshire promotes and encourages creativity whilst showcasing the wealth of talent in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Immingham, and the Wolds.

01 - January 2020 - Grimsby Creates was funded by the Cultural Development Fund programme. 
02 - November 2020- Spark Grimsby, creative business support programme funded by Grimsby Creates launched.
03 - September 2021- Heritage Starter Fund Project launched
04 - March 2022 - The Creativity Strategy was approved.
05 - May 2022- Following an open call recruitment process the Creativity Board was formed.
06- September 2023 - Grimsby Creates became Create North East Lincolnshire

Summary of creative development in North East Lincolnshire since 2020

Lake and trees in People's Park Grimsby

Central to the Creativity Strategy is a sustainable focus on landscape and connection to nature.

We will continue to deliver activity in parks, open spaces and other natural assets to highlight the world class natural heritage on our doorstep.

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