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Help to shape the creativity of North East Lincolnshire

10:04 am, Thursday, 21st March 2024 - 4 weeks ago

Culture, events and tourism

Do you want to help shape the future creativity of North East Lincolnshire?

You could be part of a team helping to deliver the future of the borough’s creativity and heritage.  The Creativity Board, supported by North East Lincolnshire Council are looking for people to join them.

The board aims to help deliver the Creativity Strategy, which outlines a number of stories, to help deliver heritage and culture activities across the area.

This strategy includes themes such as the sea, food & drink and the role North East Lincolnshire plays in the world. The board meet five times a year to champion and advocate the creative and heritage sector and helps shape the annual action plan and discusses upcoming plans and projects.

The creativity board was set-up in 2022 with 12 members, recently we’ve reviewed the make-up of the board and there are now up to 5 vacancies to be filled. We are looking to encourage wider representation from schools, heritage, business, health & wellbeing and young people as well as creatives across the varied disciplines.

Those on the board will be expected to help make decisions about the future creativity across the borough as well as demonstrating the impact of culture, arts and heritage in our area.

They will also be asked to help raise the profile of North East Lincolnshire on a regional and national level whilst providing a voice for the creative and heritage sector through networks and wider engagement.

Paula Denton, Managing Director of Our Big Picture said “It has been a rewarding experience being part of the Creativity Board.  We have had a very creative and dynamic team leading on the first phase and it is exciting to be opening up the invite to more people who are also passionate about our creative community and what this will look like in the years to come”.

For those working within organisations this role is voluntary and unpaid, however in order to ensure diversity of the Board we are able to offer some limited financial contribution (see section 6 of role description) to enable freelancers or the unwaged to take a role on the Board. 

To apply for one of the vacancies, applicants should submit a CV and cover letter or short video (maximum length 3 minutes) explaining what inspires you about creativity and heritage across the borough as well as what skills and experience you will bring to the board.

Councillor Hayden Dawkins, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and the Visitor Economy, said: “This is the perfect chance for residents of North East Lincolnshire to help shape the creative nature of our borough.

“The Creativity Board is an amazing initiative that helps to helps to promote our area to the rest of the world and we don’t want to stop now. I encourage anyone who thinks this may be for them to apply, you could be the perfect candidate.”

For further information and to submit applications, contact [email protected].  The deadline for applications is Thursday 25th April 2024 at 17:00. For further information please follow the link the information pack here.

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