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About Lincoln Creates

Lincoln Creates has been made possible with some of the money raised from the public auction of the Lincoln Imps in 2021 and a £20,000 contribution from Lincoln BIG. Lincoln Creates is managed by Lincoln BIG and supported by partners, including local arts organisations.

The fund aims to encourage artists and businesses to work together on visual art projects which will make Lincoln City Centre a more vibrant place to live, work or visit. Art projects can take the form of murals, sculptures, installations created using different materials and processes. Art projects can receive funding of up to 100% with grants available of between £500-£5,000 towards their project. 


Apply Now

Applications are now open. Please submit a competed application form to by the following deadlines;

  • Phase 4 - 5pm, Friday 3rd May 2024
  • Phase 5 - 5pm Friday 27th September 2024

Lincoln Creates Project Objectives: 

  • Develop and encourage collaboration between Lincoln based creative practitioners and businesses
  • Support the City Centre events programme 
  • Enhance local image and identity through arts and culture 
  • Provide innovative an inspiring creative content and process 


Lincoln Creates Past Projects

  • Share Pavilion: Stokes Coffee with the artist Nadya Monfrinoli - located at The Lawn
  • Window cut outs: Venues and businesses across the City Centre with the artist Lena Sass
  • Poetry in the City: Venues and businesses across the City Centre with Women in the Arts
  • Brayford Underpass: Brayford Waterfront with the artist James Mayle
  • Origami window and store displays: with Bluebird Arts and Paperchase working with Zen Pulp

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