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Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership

The Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership brings together Lincoln's cultural and visitor economy sectors, strengthening connections and driving growth in the city.

Culture Connects Programme

The Culture Connects programme presents a range of opportunities for you to get involved with and targets the specific needs of your organisation or practice.  Seminars and masterclasses led by sector specialists will offer fresh insights, advice and approaches to support development and sustainability.

We will also be running a series of ‘Culture Cafes’: events designed to stimulate discussions around particular issues whilst building valuable connections.   

Check out the programme below and follow the links to book places.  Some of the events have limited capacity so we’ll be sure to share links to presentations and other content shortly afterwards for anyone who is unable to attend. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Please note:  This programme is intended to support organisations and individuals whose work focuses on or is produced in the city of Lincoln and the closely surrounding area.


Hull 2017 - UK City of Culture, Monday 31st October, 10.30am - 12.30pm 

Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort 

Join us to hear from the team in Hull about the exciting programme of cultural events taking place across 2017. A programme of significant cultural activity is planned for Hull from 1 January. As a neighbouring county, we want to ensure tourism and cultural businesses from across Lincolnshire are aware of this cultural programme.

Come along to hear from the Visit Hull & East Yorkshire & Hull City of Culture teams to ensure you are ready to make the most of this significant year and any opportunities for engagement.

This is a FREE event and open to all tourism and cultural organisations from across Greater Lincolnshire. To book, register online


Culture Cafe: Spotlight on Bricks & Bones, Thursday 3rd November, 5.30pm - 7pm

St Katherine's Heritage & Cultural Centre

Over the last year, an exciting cultural project has been developing, unlocking the heritage and stories of the south High Street area. 

With a growing programme of activities, further funding on the horizon and a developing heritage trail, this Culture Cafe will shine a spotlight on the innovative ‘Bricks & Bones’ project and the opportunities it presents. ​To book, register online.

Supporting Change, Inspiring Growth, Wednesday 9th November, 11am - 4.30pm

Doubletree by Hilton

Following last year’s hugely successful ‘Growth Through Change’ seminar, we are delighted that Amanda Rigali will join us again to lead this workshop, designed to support cultural and visitor organisations to plan for growth. 

After recapping on key learnings from the previous session, delegates will be invited to share their own ambitions, questions and challenges and as mini case studies for exploration. ​To book, register online.

Culture Cafe: #CulturalLincoln2017, Thursday 17th November, 5.30pm - 7pm

The Collection

We invite guests from across the cultural, creative, heritage, visitor-economy, retail & leisure sectors to join us for this advance look at the 2017 cultural calendar and to discuss ways in which we can work together to offer a connected, city-wide approach to making the most of events and landmark occasions. To book, register online.


Half-Baked (from the Spud Collective), Saturday 26th November, 5.30pm

​Lincoln Drill Hall

£Pay What You Think It’s Worth

See brand new work from some of the region’s most exciting performance artists as they share their work-in-progress. 

Companies will share just a snapshot of their latest projects, encouraging feedback from the audience to help with future development.  The first in a new series of ‘scratch nights’, Half-Baked encourages audiences and artists alike to get involved in supporting the creation of new work, in the heart of our beautiful city.  


The Christmas MashUp (From the Spud Collective), Thursday 8th December, 5.30pm

Home, Park Street

Especially for creative professionals, The MashUp is a great platform for sharing news, making new contacts and catching-up with colleagues. 

Join us after work for informal networking, drinks and plenty of festive cheer! ​To book, register online.

Culture Cafe: 2017 - 2020: animating the city, w/c 16th January 2017 - date TBC, 5.30pm - 7pm

Location TBC

The next three years are full of possibility for our cultural and creative city. 

This event will provide an engaging platform for strategic and inclusive discussion and idea-building about the opportunities that await; how we can collaborate; and how they contribute to broader ambitions for #creativelincoln.

First Look - Familiarisation visit to the International Bomber Command Centre, Friday 10th March 2017, 10am - 11.30am

International Bomber Command Centre

Visit the IBCC on Canwick Hill in advance of the public opening later in 2017. The Centre will preserve and tell the stories of over a million men and women who served or supported Bomber Command during world War II.

The Centre is a significant additional asset to the region’s visitor offer, set to attract visitors from across the globe.​ To book, register online.


Please subscribe to the LCAP Mailing List for updates on any future event announcements.


About Culture Connects

Culture Connects is a fully funded programme of training, support and networking for Lincoln’s cultural and visitor sectors.

The programme aims to support the dynamism, sustainability and reach of the city’s cultural and visitor practitioners and organisations by:

Strengthening and developing skills and understanding;
Raising awareness of and support for key events amongst stakeholders and prospective partners and ambassadors;
Creating stronger links and shared outlooks between Lincoln’s cultural and visitor sectors;

Culture Connects will focus on four key themes:

  • Business Planning
  • Funding
  • Digital Marketing
  • Networks and event insight

Funding Opportunities

The deadline for 2016 funding has now passed. Please subscribe to the LCAP Mailing List for updates on any future funding opportunities.