The Culture House exists to develop and produce a range of exciting outdoor, performing arts and literature programmes that positively impact on the people of – and visitors to – Grimsby, Cleethorpes and the wider Lincolnshire and Humber regions.
Charlotte Bowen founded The Culture House in 2010 after working as a local authority arts development officer for North East Lincolnshire Council, producing festivals and a range of other arts activity.
The Culture House is committed to:
widening access to arts and culture
increasing engagement and participation
providing exciting and inspiring experiences
using arts as a tool to impact on perceptions, well-being and place
celebrating and utilising the region’s unique landscapes and spaces
developing talent and providing a platform for artists to reach new audiences
reaching diverse audiences and engaging a diverse range of artists
Culture House activity is often delivered in partnership, enabling multiple agendas to be met while progressing and widening the region’s cultural offer.
an Open Spaces programme that incorporates a five date outdoor summer programme in People’s Park, Grimsby – presenting local, regional and national artists and quality live music as part of ‘Wonderful World’ and ‘Picnic in the Parks’
a culture programme for Grimsby’s Big Christmas Event featuring national touring artists
Great Grimsby Literature Festival – a high quality programme providing the local population with opportunities to engage in an exciting and stimulating range of literature activity
working with a range of agencies including mental health charity Navigo to support their objectives
Contributing to national programmes such as Museums at Night by developing and presenting local activity
Experienced and equally committed freelance staff support project delivery.
The Culture House is a member of ISAN (Independent Street Arts Network) and the Arts Marketing Association. Its activities have been supported using public funding by Arts Council England, plus a range of other funders and supporters, since 2010.
In addition, Charlotte Bowen is the chair of Culture Works, North East Lincolnshire’s Culture Consortium.