About Us

charlotte-bowenWe believe in Grimsby!

Established in 2010 and supported by Arts Council England, The Culture House is a leader in cultural delivery in North East Lincolnshire and beyond. We are passionate about connecting people with culture and work to hard to widen access, where little cultural opportunity exists.

We work with a wide mix of outstanding artists and in a full range of spaces and places, to ensure that local people benefit from excellent and inspiring cultural experiences, plus have chance to take part in creative opportunities, no matter where they live.

As a social enterprise, The Culture House is committed to:

  • increasing engagement and participation in arts, culture and heritage
  • using culture as a tool to impact on perceptions, well-being and place
  • celebrating and utilising unique local landscapes, spaces and places
  • supporting talent development
  • providing a platform for a diverse range of artists to reach new and diverse audiences

Our activity is often delivered in partnership, enabling multiple agendas to be met while progressing and widening a cultural offer for residents and visitors.

Projects include:

  • Wonderful World and Picnic in the Park – a free outdoor programme incorporating five summer dates in People’s Park, Grimsby – presenting local, regional and national artists in partnership with Without Walls (www.withoutwalls.uk.com) and featuring cross-genre quality live music
  • Cleethorpes Jazz Weekend, a high quality event presenting the best in UK Jazz together with a free fringe programme in indoor and outdoor local spaces
  • Working with national, regional and local stake-holders to deliver projects that achieve objectives including town centre development and audience development
  • Bespoke event and festival development and production focusing on specific place and heritage themes
  • Working with a range of agencies including mental health charities to support their objectives

The Culture House is led by Charlotte Bowen and supported by a committed team who are equally as passionate about the town.

We members of Outdoor Arts UK and the Arts Marketing Association. Our projects have been supported using public funding by Arts Council England, plus a wide range of other funders and supporters, since inception.

Charlotte Bowen is the chair of Culture Works, North East Lincolnshire’s Culture Consortium.