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.
The MashUp! (From the Spud Collective), Thursday 29th September, 5pm - 6:15pm
Roundabout @ Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
The MashUp is back and this time, we’re bringing its unique blend of networking, chat and snacks to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s Pop Out Festival!
If you’re a creative professional working in and around Lincoln, join us for a drink, catch up with colleagues, build new ideas and make new connections.
Want more? We’re pleased to be able to offer MashUp attendees a special discount on tickets for ‘Growth’ and ‘Tom Webb: Mega Games’, both on at LPAC later that evening. To book, register online.
Culture Cafe: A Winter's Tale, Friday 30th September, 8.15am - 9:30am
Roundabout @ Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Join us for breakfast at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre’s pop-up venue, The Roundabout - the setting for the centre’s second Pop-Out Festival.
This morning event will be an opportunity to hear about key highlights from the autumn/winter season’s event calendar. How can you get involved?
How can we work together to grow audiences and visitors? We hope to see you for great discussion and networking - the bacon sarnies are on us! To book, register online.
Social Media & Digital Marketing, Friday 14th October, 1pm - 4:30pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
With new audiences, visitors and customers just 140 characters away, developing engaging content to share through social media and other digital platforms is a must.
This afternoon seminar invites delegates from the cultural and visitor sectors to share their questions, challenges and ideas around building great online campaigns.
The session will be led by Alex Wright, MD of Knapton Wright and former Client Partner at Facebook. To book, register online.
Half-Baked (from the Spud Collective), Friday 28th October, 7pm
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.
Welcoming International Visitors, Tuesday 4th October 1pm - 4.30pm, Monday 10th October 9.30am - 1pm
Trinity Church, Garmston Street, Lincoln
Lincoln Study Centre supports international visitors to the city in developing their English language skills through cultural experiences.
This workshop is aimed at anyone who may meet and greet international visitors in their work.
There will be top tips for how to converse with visitors whose first language isn’t English to ensure Lincoln provides the best experience for our international visitors.
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
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.
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
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.
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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
- Digital Marketing
- Networks and event insight
The deadline for 2016 funding has now passed. Please subscribe to the LCAP Mailing List for updates on any future funding opportunities.