About Us

charlotte-bowenThe 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.

Projects include:

  • 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.